Photo: Man standing in a black hallway full of little white squares; Copyright: Franz Lab, UNC School of Medicine

VR shows promise for early detection of MS balance problems


People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often have a greatly increased risk of falling and injuring themselves even when they feel they're able to walk normally. Now a team led by scientists from the UNC School of Medicine has demonstrated what could be a relatively easy method for the early detection of such problems.
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Photo: robot arm in use; Copyright: TOYOHASHI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Virtual reality: The right thumb becomes the left arm


A research team consisting of scientists from Toyohashi University of Technology, Keio University, and The University of Tokyo has revealed that a re-association of the right thumb with the virtual left arm can be induced by visuo-motor synchronization in a virtual environment; however, this re-association may be weaker than the natural association.
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Photo: man is wearing a VR device to stimulate sight loss; Copyright: Dr Peter Jones, City, University of London

Virtual reality device helps to simulate sight loss


Published during World Glaucoma Week 2020, a new study demonstrates how commercially available head mounted displays (HMD) can be used to simulate the day-to-day challenges faced by people with glaucoma.
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Image: A screenshot of the avatar that patients would follow; Copyright: University of Warwick

Physiotherapy could be done at home using virtual reality


Current physiotherapy techniques require patients to complete exercises at home, which doesn't include much guidance. Virtual reality (VR) combined with 3D Motion capture could allow movements to be translated onto an avatar the patient can follow.
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Photo: Georg Teufl during rehabilitation process with a stroke patient using virtual reality glasses; Copyright: Rewellio GmbH

Stroke: Digitalization of rehabilitation with Rewellio


Mobile devices like tablets can help people with rehabilitation after a stroke – like with an app or virtual reality. Rewellio starts right here and wants to make therapy easier both for the patients and the physiotherapists. talked to Georg Teufl, founder and CEO of Rewellio GmbH, about the advantages of his product and digitalization in general.
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