Virtual reality (VR) is becoming an integral part of many industries, but it still carries the stigma of a toy or a gimmick, owing to its heavy public focus on gaming, and the many short-lived attempts to mainstream it in the past.
A wearable brain-based device called NGoggle that incorporates virtual reality could help improve glaucoma diagnosis and prevent vision loss
Oxford VR wins awards for mental health VR therapy
In health care, VR is being used for everything from pain management to combating loneliness in long-term care facilities to clinical education.
Virtual reality technology enables surgeons to virtually explore a patient’s anatomy prior to performing a procedure
Here are just ten of the use cases that are currently in practice and continually developing as the technology itself develops too.
Researchers from the University of Oxford have completed the first successful trial of robot-assisted retinal surgery.
A fear of heights is very common and is defined as an irrational fear of heights to the extent that it causes the affected person to avoid situations which involve heights, e.g. an office on the top floor of a building.
For older adults who cannot travel or attend family events, the real world can become very small and stifling. But they may be able to escape their isolation to a degree through virtual reality.