virtual reality

In recent years, experts have focused on finding better ways to improve remotely delivered mental health care. Now, virtual reality (VR) may pave the way for myriad new opportunities. Using VR for remote therapy involves conducting “face-to-face” sessions in a virtual environment. This mode of treatment could make counselling more accessible to those living and… Read more

A novel touch-screen therapy tool could speed the recovery of patients after a stroke and change the way rehabilitation is delivered in hospitals and homes. Designed for people with acquired brain injuries, EDNA is a digital rehabilitation software that delivers therapy through a series of fun and challenging therapeutic games via a touchscreen device. Findings… Read more

“It’s like a crawly feeling inside,” says Judy*. “You get hot, then chilled, and you feel like you want to run away.” The 57-year-old has short dark-grey hair and a haunted expression. She’s breathless and sits with her right leg balanced up on her walking stick, rocking it back and forth as she speaks. Judy… Read more

The old saying “the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing” might not be as accurate as you think, according to researchers at Tel-Aviv University. Their study found that when people practiced finger movements with their right hand while watching their left hand on 3D virtual reality headsets, they could use their… Read more

An out-of-body experience can be created by a visual projection of the human heartbeat, a new study by researchers in the UK and Switzerland says. The study demonstrates that information about the internal state of the body, in this case, the heartbeat, can be used to change how people experience their own body and self… Read more