Virtual Reality

Wearable computing ring allows users to write words and numbers with thumb

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 29 November 2017 - 10:35am
With the whirl of a thumb, researchers have created technology that allows people to trace letters and numbers on their fingers and see the figures appear on a nearby computer screen. The system is triggered by a thumb ring outfitted with a gyroscope and tiny microphone. As wearers strum their thumb across the fingers, the hardware detects the movement.
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Dual virtual reality/treadmill exercises promote brain plasticity in Parkinson's patients

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 28 November 2017 - 9:01am
A new study suggests that a therapy that combines virtual reality and treadmill exercise dramatically lowers the incidence of falling among Parkinson's patients by changing the brain's behavior and promoting beneficial brain plasticity, even in patients with neurodegenerative disease.
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How social media can help people lose weight

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 28 November 2017 - 8:35am
Sharing the triumphs and tribulations of your weight loss journey with other members of an online virtual support community plays an important role in achieving success, according to a new study. The study examines the role of virtual communities and public commitment in setting and reaching weight loss goals.
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New computational method introduced for lighting in computer graphics

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 27 November 2017 - 6:11am
Computing lighting that looks real remains complex and inefficient, as the necessary consideration of all possible paths light can take remains too costly to be performed for every pixel in real-time. A pair of computer scientists, with expertise in video game development and lighting simulation algorithms, has developed a new computational method to address this key challenge.
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Virtual reality allows you to look inside your body and could help improve drug delivery

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 21 November 2017 - 9:14am
Renderings of 3-D cells in the body are traditionally displayed using 2-D media, such as on a computer screen or paper; however, the advent of Virtual Reality (VR) headsets means it is now possible to visualize and interact with scientific data in a 3-D virtual world.
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Noninvasive brain imaging shows readiness of trainees to perform operations

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 16 November 2017 - 4:00pm
While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Now, a study that used noninvasive brain imaging to evaluate brain activity has found that simulator-trained medical students successfully transferred those skills to operating on cadavers and were faster than peers who had no simulator training.
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Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after stroke

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 15 November 2017 - 2:56pm
Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study.
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Bioengineered robotic hand with its own nervous system will sense touch

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 14 November 2017 - 6:20am
Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind bioengineered robotic hand that will actually feel and adapt to its environment. This “living” robot will have its own peripheral nervous system directly linking robotic sensors and actuators.
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New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 14 November 2017 - 6:13am
Technology is paving the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the internet and cloud computing.
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Can virtual reality be used to manage pain at a pediatric hospital?

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 7 November 2017 - 9:28am
In a study conducted to determine if virtual reality (VR) can be effectively used for pain management during medical procedures such as blood draw, findings showed that VR significantly reduced patients' and parents' perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress during the procedure.
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