Patients will be given a virtual MRI experience using virtual reality headsets in a bid to reduce the number of scans that need to be delayed or re-done.
The Countess of Chester Hospital and University of Chester will explore how VR can help patients practice and relearn daily activities following a stroke.
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Microsoft HoloLens is being introduced to operating theatres in a bid to make more patient information available to surgeons during operations.
Researchers from the trust worked together to coordinate the UK Hackathon on 4 and 5 July 2018 at Brunel University in London.
Can devices such as the ‘Dream Machine’ improve mental health? Shreshtha Trivedi sits down for a chat with inventor and virtual reality expert Dr Jamil El-Imad to hear his views on virtual reality and how it can democratise wellbeing.
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Anna Knack of RAND Europe looks at how virtual reality and augmented reality could transform the healthcare sector, from improving health outcomes and incentivising healthy behaviour to impacting the job market.
The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has awarded £4 million to the development of virtual reality (VR) treatments from the NHS.
Surgeons in London are using Microsoft HoloLens to look inside patients before they operate on them, in an effort to make procedures safer and more time-efficient.
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Todd Richmond, member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and director of the mixed reality lab at the University of Southern California, tells Digital Health News why virtual reality offers exciting new prospects for the medical field.