WATCH: Can virtual reality really transform physical therapy?

Researchers have long seen the potential of virtual reality in rehabilitating patients with movement disorders. But do treatments using VR have advantages over traditional physical therapy? Danielle Levac at Northeastern University’s ReGame laboratory is trying to answer that question. “What […]

How VR Is Treating People’s Fear Of Heights

According to a new Oxford University study, VR therapy may be just as effective as individualized counseling in helping people overcome their fear of heights. Led by Daniel Freeman, Ph.D., DClinPsy, the study enlisted a total of 100 volunteers with clinically diagnosed acrophobia to undergo […]

A daredevil researcher’s latest quest: to restore sight lost to glaucoma using virtual reality

PALO ALTO, Calif. — In the name of science, Andrew Huberman has gone diving 40 feet underwater with great white sharks. He’s gone mountain climbing without ropes or harnesses, traversing some sections where one slip would have sent him plummeting […]

Virtual Reality Project to Improve Stroke Recovery Outcomes

East Hanover, NJ – May 4, 2018 – Kessler Foundation, a leader in rehabilitation research, has partnered with Virtualware Group, an international leader in immersive and interactive technologies, to create a virtual reality (VR) based treatment for spatial neglect, the most common spatial deficit after […]

AWS launches Amazon Sumerian to build AR, VR and 3D apps quickly

  We’d heard months ago that Amazon would be using its Re:Invent AWS event to roll out some a new service related to building in mixed reality — augmented reality and virtual reality. And on the eve of the conference kicking […]

Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after stroke

A blood clot forming in the carotid artery.    Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study published in the November 15, 2017, online […]