Virtual Reality

Key Messages: VR proposed alternative for addiction treatment "Researchers developing treatments for addiction are turning to virtual reality and gaming to help patients overcome their lack of impulse control and decrease the relapse rates." "While there’s no substitute for counselling...it…
DR VR in critical care. © Image courtesy of Rescape Innovation.   You’ll have been hard pushed not to have heard the word “metaverse” over the past few months.   You may not be aware, however, of Big Tech’s increasing…
As the COVID-19 pandemic has largely increased the utilization of telehealth, mobile mental health technologies – such as smartphone apps, virtual reality, chatbots, and social media – have also gained attention. These digital health technologies offer the ...
A  virtual reality app released in 2017 is aiming to improve end-of-life care for terminally ill patients traditionally reliant on powerful painkillers within a hospice-based environment.   Dr Sheila Popert of St Giles hospice helped develop the Forest of Serenity —…
A new report on the value of XR (extended reality) in healthcare points to significant opportunities for the UK, highlighting cost savings and better patient outcomes stemming from the transformative use of immersive technology.   "The growing value of XR…
With one in four of us expected to experience a mental health problem at any one time, increasing access to treatment has become essential. But doing so is challenging. Therapists require extensive training, and the most effective forms of therapy involve coaching patients in…

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