Virtual reality in surgery

Virtual reality has proven to be of real benefit in surgery where it has played (and continues to) an important role in training surgeons. Two examples of this include robotic surgery and ‘virtual surgery’ or surgery simulation. Surgery simulation is discussed further in a separate article. This article provides a general overview of virtual reality … Continue reading Virtual reality in surgery

Surgery simulation

Surgery simulation is another branch of medicine where virtual reality is used to great effect. This technology is used to train surgeons in a range of surgical procedures, e.g. knee arthroscopy but without any risks. The trainee surgeon can be taught new and potentially dangerous techniques in an environment where they are able to make … Continue reading Surgery simulation

Virtual reality therapies

Virtual reality is used to treat phobias and other psychological conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can be used alongside traditional therapies or on its own and has helped thousands of people to overcome their fear or an addiction. What do we mean by virtual reality therapies? This refers to a range … Continue reading Virtual reality therapies

VR Could Be Saving Brains in Contact Sports

Brain injuries are a touchy topic in sports such as boxing and American football. Repeated strikes to the head can have a devastating effect on the long-term health of players. Sometimes the results of this accumulated damage only becomes apparent in autopsies.