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VR & AR Programs Being Developed to Help People Suffering from Asperger’s
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VR & AR Programs Being Developed to Help People Suffering from Asperger’s

A team of doctoral candidates and a University of Houston professor are developing various augmented reality and virtual reality programs, which include programs designed to help people with Asperger’s identify emotions. The programs are being developed primarily for the Microsoft HoloLens, an augmented reality headset that places holograms and information over the physical world, said…

Watch the World’s First Brain Surgery Filmed in 360VR
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Watch the World’s First Brain Surgery Filmed in 360VR

WARNING: The contents of the Video above may be considered as graphic to some.   VR is being used to help prospective brain surgeons train and see procedures in unprecedented detail. Surgeons training to work on the brain have typically struggled getting hands-on experience thanks to the inaccessibility of neurosurgery. Alex Alamri, a surgeon at Barts…

Samsung to develop mental health diagnosis tools for hospitals using the Gear VR + Wearables
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Samsung to develop mental health diagnosis tools for hospitals using the Gear VR + Wearables

Samsung Electronics will develop mental health diagnosis programs that use mobile virtual reality (VR), the company has announced. The tech giant signed a cooperation agreement with Gangnam Severance Hospital and VR content maker FNI for the programs, with the goal to commercialise them in 2018 in hospitals, dementia centres, and schools, before being expanded to homes…

VIDEO: Meet the Neuroscientist Using Virtual Reality to Fight Memory Loss
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VIDEO: Meet the Neuroscientist Using Virtual Reality to Fight Memory Loss

  UCLA researchers are the first to blend virtual reality with a surgically implanted prosthesis to reveal what happens in the brain when people create memories. Nanthia Suthana is one of the first neuroscientists in the world to harness the power of VR to unravel how someone’s brain encodes and retrieves memories while the person…

Video: This VR Video Game is Helping to Research Dementia
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Video: This VR Video Game is Helping to Research Dementia

Scientists have developed a VR Game to help dementia research by analyzing player navigation skills. Released last year, Sea Hero Quest VR was developed by Deutsche Telekom and indie firm Glitchers, and has already been used to collect research data from more than three million players. Teams from from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the University of East Anglia (UEA) and…