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Virtual reality games and related neurotechnologies spark a new generation of dementia & cognitive tests

The Sea Hero Quest vir­tu­al real­i­ty game is played on a Sam­sung Gear VR head­set. Source: Glitch­ers Ltd.

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The Vir­tu­al Real­i­ty Game Gath­er­ing Data for Demen­tia Researchers (Bloomberg):

Nav­i­gat­ing an ice-walled lake or scour­ing a swamp for a hid­den mon­ster may sound like a fun premise for a vir­tu­al-real­i­ty video game. But there’s a seri­ous pur­pose behind the new game Sea Hero Quest VR: help­ing neu­ro­sci­en­tists design a new test for demen­tia. Read the rest of this entry »

The mental health screenings of the future, as hinted by Ellie the virtual therapist

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How Vir­tu­al Ther­a­py Could Help the Mil­i­tary Fight PTSD (NBC News):

In Afghanistan, a new ther­a­pist is talk­ing with sol­diers. Her name is Ellie, she is the face of a com­put­er pro­gram and she could be the key to iden­ti­fy­ing PTSD in America’s mil­i­tary.

Equipped with Read the rest of this entry »

New virtual reality platforms for brain health assessments and therapies: Oculus Rift, Morpheus

OculusVir­tu­al Real­i­ty is Here. Can We Play With It? (The New York Times):

…I can assure you that vir­tu­al real­i­ty works. Tech­nol­o­gy is no longer the lim­i­ta­tion. The lin­ger­ing ques­tion is what game design­ers, artists and film­mak­ers should do with it…Oculus VR sold Read the rest of this entry »

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