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VIDEO: See how VR is being used to Reduce Phantom Pain in Paraplegics
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VIDEO: See how VR is being used to Reduce Phantom Pain in Paraplegics

In a breakthrough research being led by neuroscientist Olaf Blanke and his team at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland, the scientists show that phantom body pain can be reduced in paraplegics by creating a bodily illusion with the help of virtual reality. The results are published in Neurology. “We managed to provoke…

VR For Good: Superfan with Rare Bone Disease Gets to Meet her Football Heroes thanks to VR
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VR For Good: Superfan with Rare Bone Disease Gets to Meet her Football Heroes thanks to VR

Sports Fans are not all cut from the same cloth. Some are imbued with Passion & Loyalty for their Team, which can only be understood and explained by another Sports fanatic. Doreen Musson was born with osteochondral dystrophy, a rare degenerative bone disease that limits the 65-year-old Chilliwack resident’s mobility. This did not stop her from…

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Sets Guinness World Record for LIVE VR Experience
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The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Sets Guinness World Record for LIVE VR Experience

The theme for the 2017 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, held in Boston, is Transformation Celebration. While many things were celebrated during the CNS Annual Meeting, such as the great careers of some of its members, advancements made possible thanks to Virtual Reality were front and center. The CNS tapped Ohio-based Surgical Theater to introduce their…

VIDEO: Ross University School of Medicine uses VR Tours to Attract Top Med Students
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VIDEO: Ross University School of Medicine uses VR Tours to Attract Top Med Students

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is a private international medical school in Portsmouth, Dominica. It was founded in 1978, with its main campus located in the Commonwealth of Dominica, and separate administrative bases in Iselin, New Jersey and Miramar, Florida in the United States. It is owned by Adtalem Global Education Inc., formerly DeVry…

VIDEO: Virtual Reality Tech being used to help Footballers Rehab from Injuries
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VIDEO: Virtual Reality Tech being used to help Footballers Rehab from Injuries

Manchester startup Mi-Hiepa Scout has launched virtual reality technology program at rehabilitating injured footballers and scouting new talent. Top clubs, physiotherapists and sports scientists have been involved in the development of the product, which is being rolled out this season. Premier League clubs are already looking at the system, created by Mi-Hiepa Scout, and its founders hope that…

Innovative VR Device to be revealed at Dubai Otology – the Ear, Nose & Throat Conference
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Innovative VR Device to be revealed at Dubai Otology – the Ear, Nose & Throat Conference

The fifth edition of the annual ‘Dubai Otology Conference & Exhibition’ will be held from October 11-13 2017. Dubai Otology is the only specialized medical conference of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and related topics in the whole region, and it is held under the patronage of the UAE’s Minister of Health. The conference brings…

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…