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Why is health virtual reality taking off? Because it works.

Why is health virtual reality taking off? Because it works. | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
It illustrates how the volume of news headlines and social media mentions focusing on virtual reality and health nearly doubled in 2017.

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Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright

Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
From wearable technologies to artificial intelligence, these five trends are defining the future of brain enhancement.
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HTF SF 8/23 Recap: Virtual Reality and Blockchain in Mental Health

HTF SF 8/23 Recap:  Virtual Reality and Blockchain in Mental Health | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
This post highlights key takeaways from the presentations at the latest HTF SF chapter event.   According to the WHO, one in four people will be affected by mental health disorders in their lives. And nearly two thirds of those people will not seek help. Stigma is a big reason why mental health is so …
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Leaked Apple report hints at virtual reality 'iGlasses' development

Leaked Apple report hints at virtual reality 'iGlasses' development | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
Mysterious incidents involving a 'new prototype' at Apple's De Anza office in Cupertino have led many to speculate that Apple is testing a pair of augmented reality glasses (stock image).
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The Drax Files: World Makers [Episode 37: Non Profit Commons]

"The barrier to entry in Second Life is very low and for people in the non-profit sector who want to reach a global audience we can make it even simpler!
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Virtual reality has been used to help treat severe paranoia

Virtual reality has been used to help treat severe paranoia | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
Researchers have used virtual reality to successfully treat severe paranoia by showing patients that social situations they feared were actually safe.

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AVESS OpenSim Project

Advanced Virtual Environment Support Space (AVESS) OpenSim Project is a proof of concept that can be used by clinicians to help support people with TBI
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Hospitals Try Giving Patients a Dose of VR

Hospitals Try Giving Patients a Dose of VR | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
With the price of hardware falling, VR equipment has become a more affordable option for doctors
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Can Virtual Reality Emerge As a Tool for Conservation? by Heather Millar: Yale Environment 360

Can Virtual Reality Emerge As a Tool for Conservation? by Heather Millar: Yale Environment 360 | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
New advances in technology are sparking efforts to use virtual reality to help people gain a deeper appreciation of environmental challenges. VR experiences, researchers say, can be especially useful in conveying key issues that are slow to develop, such as climate change and extinction.
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How virtual reality changes health care

How virtual reality changes health care | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is proving to be an essential tool in providing better, more precise health care.
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Transhumanism May Change Racism in the Future

Transhumanism May Change Racism in the Future | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
Despite decades of progress, racism and bigotry are still prevalent in the United States. Coming transhumanism technology might help us all get along better.
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Doctors Without Borders Uses Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Technology to Build Better Hospitals

Doctors Without Borders Uses Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Technology to Build Better Hospitals | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
Most of the world knows the French organization that we call Doctors Without Borders as Médecins Sans Frontières, or just MSF. But whatever you call it, MSF is one of the most prolific and important charitable medical aid groups in the world and regularly ventures into dangerous situation
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Oculus Rift Review: Rejoice, for the Age of [:] ) Has Begun

Oculus Rift Review: Rejoice, for the Age of [:] ) Has Begun | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
The famous face-computer finally begins shipping this week. Will it change everything?
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Researchers dress virtual avatars with digitally captured clothing

Researchers dress virtual avatars with digitally captured clothing | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) have developed technology to digitally capture clothing on moving people, turn it into a 3-D digital form, and dress virtual avatars with it. This ne
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'After, I feel ecstatic and emotional': could virtual reality replace therapy?

'After, I feel ecstatic and emotional': could virtual reality replace therapy? | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
If you’ve got acrophobia, paranoia, fear of flying, PTSD, even depression, software could soon be the solution
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Virtual Ability Works With Other Nonprofits in Virtual Worlds

Virtual Ability Works With Other Nonprofits in Virtual Worlds | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
Contributing Author: Gentle Heron Virtual Ability, Inc.® was the first organization that began as a Second Life® community and then becam
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Innovation & Future of Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism - AR, VR, mHealth by Dr Prem Jagyasi

Recorded at HTI Conference in Rovinj Croatia 2017, Dr Prem discuss about growing trends of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Innovation, Future, MHealt
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Virtual Reality Could Soon Treat Mental Health Illnesses

Virtual Reality Could Soon Treat Mental Health Illnesses | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
TeleSoftas hopes to eventually be able to offer virtual environments to treat obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic syndromes, alcoholism or smoking. Several American start-ups are working on these kinds of applications as well.
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Autism, Avatars, and Alleviating Social Skills Disorders | Dudick & Mullen | TEDxNavesink

Humans are social beings, having conversations, making friendships and communities. Social interaction is the key to our happiness. By definition, childre
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When her best friend died, she used artificial intelligence to keep talking to him

When her best friend died, she used artificial intelligence to keep talking to him | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
When the engineers had at last finished their work, Eugenia Kuyda opened a console on her laptop and began to type. “Roman,” she wrote. “This is your digital monument.” It had been three months since Roman Mazurenko, Kuyda’s closest friend, had died. Kuyda ha
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Paralyzed patients regain muscle control with the help of virtual reality

Paralyzed patients regain muscle control with the help of virtual reality | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
A brain-controlled VR system has helped a set of spinal cord injury patients regain partial control over muscles in their lower bodies.
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Jim the avatar a tough nut to crack for Curtin's psychology, speech pathology students - Community News Group | Simulation in Health Sciences Education

Jim the avatar a tough nut to crack for Curtin's psychology, speech pathology students - Community News Group | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
PSYCHOLOGY and speech pathology students at Curtin University are developing their patient empathy skills through ‘real life’ learning with the help of the avatar Jim, an elderly Australian farmer with mild dementia.

Jim ‘came to life’ in 2014 to be used by undergraduate and masters speech pathology students in the areas of gerontology and dementia.

The avatar helps to train dementia care workers, families of people with dementia, and workers in aged care facilities in metropolitan and rural areas.

A recent collaborative study led by Janet Beilby from the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology investigated undergraduate speech pathology students’ self-rated communication skills, knowledge, confidence and empathy across simulated and traditional learning environments. | Simulation in Health Sciences Education
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Cedars Sinai launches virtual reality pilots to curb patient pain without drugs

Cedars Sinai launches virtual reality pilots to curb patient pain without drugs | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
Cedars Sinai Medical Center will begin to use virtual reality technology from Applied VR, in hopes of easing patients' pain with without use of drugs. Hospital executives say it will introduce VR content first in its Spine Center. Cedars-Sinai is among the first hospitals to employ scalable VR technology. It invested in AppliedVR via its TechStars healthcare accelerator. AppliedVR’s developed its main products in partnership with Cedars-Sinai.
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Microsoft's "holoportation" lets you augment someone else's reality

Microsoft's "holoportation" lets you augment someone else's reality | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
Microsoft's has developed a 3D video capture system that allows for 3D renderings of people to be virtually transported to any environment in real-time.
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British patient to undergo world's first virtual reality cancer operation

British patient to undergo world's first virtual reality cancer operation | Avatar behaviour and health | Scoop.it
Patient is said to be "excited" about the prospect of having his operation watched by thousands of people across the globe
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