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A virtual solution for hoarding: Stanford study harnesses VR to declutter lives

Decluttering one's house can be a daunting and emotionally charged undertaking for anyone, but especially for people suffering from hoarding tendencies. Instead of signing up for dramatic reality TV shows as a call for help, assistance may soon come in the surprising form of virtual reality Read More...

Surgeon doctor wearing virtual reality or augmented reality glasses to perform a futuristic surgery, holding up an index finger.

VR tech helps international team of surgeons separate twins with fused brains

In miraculous medical news, virtual reality (VR) has helped surgeons successfully separate conjoined twins with craniopagus. Craniopagus describes a condition where twins are born with fused brains. It is an incredibly rare condition, and—this probably goes without saying—extremely challenging Read More...

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The newest advancement in VR? Simulating sensations in and on your mouth

We have to admit that the combination of pandemic social isolation (read: loneliness) and the continuing advancement of virtual reality (VR) technology makes this news particularly interesting.  A new device developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University can create sensations on your Read More...

Senior mature couple having fun with virtual reality glasses.

VR helps reduce social isolation for seniors

The pandemic has been hard on all of us, especially at-risk groups with preexisting health concerns. Senior citizens are one of these groups that have been hit the hardest, with the number of social activities and sports that they can partake in being drastically reduced. Consequently, the levels Read More...

Dancing avatar created through new AI algorithm.

More lifelike avatars are on their way...

Like it or not, humans are spending more and more time interacting with each other using digital technology.  This can lead to misunderstandings, miscommunication and other feelings of isolation as our daily lives are more enmeshed in keyboards, screens and simple audio.  This is one reason Read More...

Bearded man wearing virtual reality goggles in modern coworking studio.

Virtual reality therapy increases comfort and access

One trend we've seen coming out of these past several years of pandemic-induced stress and uncertainty is a growing appreciation for mental health, as well as a willingness to seek treatment for mental distress. The rise of electronic communications led to more access and novel approaches to Read More...

Four benefits of Virtual Reali

Four benefits of Virtual Reality that go beyond entertainment

Although virtual reality has only been available to the everyday consumer for a few years now, the technology has progressed by leaps and bounds in terms of actually reaching a believable level of reality--one that we might expect to see in video games and movies. Even though VR is being Read More...

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This VR system lets you physically feel objects in the virtual world

Virtual reality systems (VR) today typically manipulate just two senses — sight and sound — to make users feel like they've been transported to a new environment. But now, researchers have created a cheap, lightweight device that provides realistic haptic feedback, meaning it could allow you Read More...

How virtual reality is helping

How virtual reality is helping patients conquer their fears

Technology has reached a point where it feels as if we are truly living in the future. A testament to that is the fact that virtual reality is on-track to receiving FDA approval for the treatment of a variety of anxiety disorders.  Virtual reality is being used as a tool for exposure therapy, an Read More...

Video game detects early sympt

Video game detects early symptoms of dementia that medical tests aren’t able to

Detecting Alzheimer’s at an early stage gives patients the best chance to adjust, prepare, and plan for the future. The only problem is that diagnosing the disease can be very difficult. In search of a more effective method of detecting the disease, researchers from Germany created a virtual Read More...