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The evolution of VR in the medical sector

For a few years now, virtual reality has imposed itself in the health field with the objective of facilitating training for health professionals, but also to innovate in terms of rehabilitation techniques for patients. Originally, VR was not intended for the medical field. While virtual reality began to emerge in the 1960s with a first concept of headset, it is in the 1990s that we begin to think about its use in medicine.

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Patient using H'ability technology to try mirror therapy for upper limb rehabilitation

Mirror therapy reinvented in virtual reality

Mirror therapy promoted for more than 20 years
Invented in 1995 by Dr. V. Ramachandran, mirror therapy is a neuro-rehabilitation technique that allows the brain to be deceived visually with the help of a mirror at the level of an injured limb (amputated, paralyzed...).

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Functional rehabilitation through virtual reality

In full expansion for several years now, virtual reality (VR) is a technology that simulates the presence of a user in a digital environment. The user is immersed in an immersive experience where he can interact with the different elements around him. Over time, the medical world has been able to use this technology for therapeutic purposes.

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