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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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What are the differences between virtual, augmented and mixed reality?

Nowadays, many professionals and companies use the terms virtual, augmented and mixed reality, which shows an impressive evolution in technology. However, these three technologies are more or less recent and are often still misunderstood. They tend to be confused and misinterpreted. How to recognize these three terms in order to differentiate them correctly, and thus better understand how they work? Let's discover how imagination and reality mix in the professional world!

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H'ability reduces patients' pain

Reducing pain with virtual reality

Today, virtual reality is known for immersing video game players in a fictional world, but it also has other benefits. It has been shown that virtual reality can have therapeutic uses by helping patients overcome pain during rehabilitation.

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The benefits of hand tracking in virtual reality

Today, the world of virtual reality continues to develop and offer new features, which allow the user to be immersed in an immersive and imaginary world. The hand tracking is a new technology in virtual reality that gives the possibility of not using controllers linked to the virtual reality helmet, in order to interact only with his hands.

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Cyberkinetosis in virtual reality, what is it?

Cyberkinetosis is a pathology similar to motion sickness, caused by overexposure to screens and technology in general. Originally caused by wearing virtual reality headsets, this pathology now extends to any prolonged exposure and isolation associated with screens, tablets, smartphones, video games, headsets and virtual stimulation technologies of all kinds.

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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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