The (uncomplete) Immersive Technology in Healthcare digest — September 15, 2020

Hello, this is my first attempt to summarize my technological watch on this amazing domain! Rendez-vous every mid-month (in french and in english).

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The Patients

Dubai Internet City hosts live session on growing importance of VR in mental wellness

Find in this article a short summary of a session dedicated to mental illness and VR in the last Dubai Internet City. The talk heard from Daniel Khayat, Head of Product at HTC VIVE, Niclas Wijkstrom, Co-Founder and CEO of Mimerse, and Dr Sameer Kishore, Head & Founder of Immersive… Read more »

Meet The Companies Using VR To Treat Coronavirus-Related Stress And Anxiety

In this article, Simon Chandler presents some VR software used today to fight stress due to actual pandemic. Both COVID patients and healthcare professionals use AR and VR to do meditation and relaxation. What’s significant about the use of VR and AR for anxiety relief is that both offer a… Read more »

Leveraging Virtual Reality In Skilled Nursing Facilities

In this article Joel Landau (founder of “the Allure Group”) explains the implementation of VT technologies in his company and why he thinks it’s a game changer for the skilled nursing facilities. As VR technology continues to improve, incorporating additional sensory engagement modalities will increase the range to which VR… Read more »

SoCal Patients Use Imagination To Control Pain With VR

In 2018, Cedar-Sinai Health Systems in Los Angeles conducted a study involving 120 subjects. “VR significantly reduces pain versus an active control condition in hospitalized patients,” the study found. “VR is most effective for severe pain.” On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the worst pain, pain can… Read more »

La réalité mixte au service des enfants présentant des troubles du spectre de l’autisme

Dans cette article, une présentation de la solution Hol’autisme de Actimage vous montrera comment la réalité augmentée peut être utiliser dans amelioration des conditions de vie des personnes autistes. Hol’Autisme est un catalogue d’applications en réalité mixte et une plateforme de suivi qui vise à aider les enfants et adolescents… Read more »

The Medical Staff

Why the future of surgery training could start with a VR headset

In this article Erik Maltais, CEO of Immertec, lists all benefits of VR in the training of future surgeons. Of course it allows to make training more accessible but also amplifies the disponibility of very high skilled surgeons. “The benefit of virtual reality is that you could provide that experience… Read more »

Singapore Medical Students Learning through Virtual Reality and Gamification

NUS have released how they are enabling their medical students from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine to experience the process of patient safety and immersion in operating theatre procedures through virtual reality (VR).The students have been able to learn about the entire flow of the peri-operative setting:… Read more »

Annenberg creates virtual reality video demonstrating treatment for coronavirus patients

A digital design specialist at the Annenberg School for Communication created a 360-degree virtual reality video demonstrating COVID-19 treatment practices in order to prepare medical staff in remote locations to respond to a possible spike in cases. Through operation on a mannequin, the video depicts a doctor treating a COVID-19… Read more »

Chirurgie des tumeurs du foie en réalité augmentée

Dans ce dossier, les auteurs font le point sur l’utilisation de la réalité augmentée dans la préparation et la réalisation d’opération chirurgicales complexes des tumeurs du foie. Les tumeurs intrahépatiques sont difficiles à localiser en chirurgie par cœlioscopie. La réalité augmentée permet de superposer les images préopératoires (TDM ou IRM)… Read more »

St. Joe’s surgeons in training use virtual reality to sharpen skills

In this article, you will discover how the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton team continues to train surgeons, even in the COVID-19 crisis. “With virtual reality, you can go back over complicated procedures. In a real operating room, you can’t cut twice,” Dr. Khanna says. “My hypothesis is those who train… Read more »

The Healthcare Industries and Hospitals

Lucine, soulager la douleur grâce à la thérapie numérique

Maryne Cotty Eslous, fondatrice de Lucine, revient sur les début de l’entreprise et nous explique le long cheminements des thérapies digitales dans le domaine de la santé. La thérapie digitale, aussi appelée DTx, est sur un secteur d’activité qui a 10 ans. On en est aujourd’hui à la troisième génération… Read more »

Icelandic VR Meditation Studio Receives $500K Funding

Both Flow and RetinaRisk will use a part of this founding to accelerate the international development of their products. Company Flow has also announced that its software will be adapted to individual uses and not only corporate. Iceland Venture Studio, a fund devoted to growing Icelandic tech startups, has announced… Read more »

Leveraging Augmented Reality in Pharma Manufacturing with PTC

In this use case presented by PTC we can understand how a pharmaceutical company uses augmented reality (and remote expertise) to improve the SOP (Standard operating procedure) management. The technology helps front-line workers to be trained on SOP and reduce errors on the field. There is also a interesting part… Read more »

Schwan Cosmetics : assurer la maintenance des machines avec la réalité augmentée

Ce cas d’usage explique comme Schwan Cosmetics utilise la réalité augmentée pour assurer la maintenance de ses outils partout dans le monde. Les machines requises pour la fabrication sont développées et produites par Schwan Cosmetics, dans son siège principal de Heroldsberg, près de Nuremberg, et sont exploitées sur huit sites… Read more »

Augmedics Employees Lead $15 Million Series B Financing to Secure and Successfully Launch Company Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Augmedics has closed a new round to secure the commercialization of the xvision Spine System. Augmedics, a pioneer in augmented reality surgical image guidance, has raised $15 million in Series B financing, led by its U.S. staff. In a nearly unprecedented move, the company’s employees formed… Read more »

Research and meeting

The Future of Spatial Computing in Healthcare Wednesday, August 26th

The future of technology captivates audiences. So does spatial computing. This is a unique approach to answering the question about the future of VR and AR in healthcare. We have three experts, working in the field of VR and AR in healthcare today, a neurologist, an expert from the FDA,… Read more »

NIH awards Baylor Scott & White Research Institute R01 grant for surgical simulator study

The Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (Dallas, USA) will work on a VR simulator to improve hiatal hernia surgery training. This work is supported by the US National Institutes of Health and should go up to the complete validation of the process. It is lead by Dr Ganesh Sankaranarayanan who has… Read more »

Virtual reality in research and rehabilitation of gait and balance in Parkinson disease

In this review authors show today results of VR uses in Parkinson disease rehabilitation and emphasize the lack of large studies on this topic. They also give advices for future studies and clinical trials. This Review examines the rationale and evidence for using VR in the assessment and rehabilitation of… Read more »

Introduction Video for Patient Participation in VR Research Studies

Jefferson Health (Philadelphia, USA) made a short video to explain as clearly as possible what is VR (and why to use it) to patients, before they enter in a VR research study. It is useful to inform the patient (of course) but also help them to understand better the survey… Read more »

Self-Administered Skills-Based Virtual Reality Intervention for Chronic Pain: Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

In this article authors follow several goals around VR uses in pain treatment. They want in particular to test the possibility for patient to be autonomous in using these technologies and check their engagement. Even if the sample patient is small, results are very encouraging and demonstrate efficiency and real… Read more »

“Collateral” news

4 Examples Of Merging Gaming & Digital Health

In this article, author explain why it’s interesting to “gamify” some parts of health domain and how digitalisation of this sector could benefit of it. From treatment to research, games and games functionalities are powerful tools to help patients. Of course, developers of health apps also made use of gamified… Read more »

Des chirurgiens mènent une opération à 15 km de distance grâce à la 5G

La présentation de cette intervention à distance met l’accent sur la faible latence apportée par la technologie 5G et ses possibilités dans les futures interventions. L’article précise toutefois qu’il faudra encore un peu de temps pour que cette possibilité devienne courante. L’intervention avait ainsi été réalisée sur place par un… Read more »

Should AI assist in surgical decision-making?

To reduce preventable medical errors, an AI assistance to surgeons is more realistic than a wide spread of robotic surgery. In this article (and the associated paper) authors share some tips to make this assistance real today. The paper’s authors propose AI as an effective augmentation tool to enhance in… Read more »

Diligent Robotics raises $10 million for nurse assistant robot Moxi

Moxi is designed to reduce nurse workloads by handling tasks like collecting supplies, gathering soiled linens, and delivering fresh ones, and it’s coming to market during the COVID-19 crisis, when nurses are in short supply. In addition to tackling mundane aspects of the job, the robot can also help reduce… Read more »

Un nouveau diplôme universitaire sur l’intelligence artificielle appliquée à la santé

La formation, pilotée par l’unité mixte de développement professionnel continu en santé (UMDPCS), le département du service commun de formation continue et par alternance de l’université de Bourgogne (SEFCA), a été conçue en partenariat avec plusieurs organismes : CESI École d’ingénieurs, le CHU Dijon Bourgogne, le Centre Hospitalier Georges-François Leclerc et… Read more »

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