November 2016

New 3D scanning method allows parents to see their unborn children as 3D models in VR

2016-11-23T09:11:43+00:00 November 24th, 2016|English, News|

While 3D printed fetuses have been a popular trend amongst parents seeking to capture a physical memento of their unborn child, the medical implications of being able to visualize a fetus in 3D have not been widely discussed. Now, however, thanks to some insight from a group of experts, the benefits of 3D modeling fetuses is [...]

August 2016

Paralysed patient walks again thanks to virtual reality and brain-computer interfaces

2016-08-11T23:35:55+00:00 August 12th, 2016|English, News|

In an astonishing breakthrough, patients left paralysed by severe spinal cord injuries have recovered the ability to move their legs after training with an exoskeleton linked to their brain – with one even able to walk using two crutches. Scientists developed the Walk Again Project, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, thinking that they could enable paraplegics [...]

June 2016

3D Systems releases a Virtual Reality medical training system

2016-10-19T10:05:35+00:00 June 17th, 2016|English, News|

In the next few years as virtual reality becomes a more significant part of our lives, most of the attention will probably be focused on all of the ways that it will change how we consume entertainment, shop and experiencesocial media. But the real revolutionary use for VR tech will be with the ongoing development [...]

May 2016

Realtà virtuale: un nuovo strumento per la riabilitazione del corpo e della mente

2016-10-24T00:14:00+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

Virtual Reality is everywhere: games, art, journalism. But it could give a great help to medicine and rehabilitation too. Here we present different new solutions, realized by some Italian projects! The new article by Lusiana Pasquini. Nei lontani anni cinquanta del Novecento un certo signor Morton Leonard Heilig, regista e inventore, costruì un dispositivo meccanico, [...]

April 2016

La nuova sfida di Google: la digital health

2016-10-24T00:14:27+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

According to Mountain View's plans, we can begin to consider a future in which we will be assisted and cared by several services and products made by Google. The new article by Chiara Fassari. In un‘intervista con Vinod Khosla i founder di Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, hanno rivelato l’interesse di Google nell’investire in ambito sanitario. Google [...]

Da Londra a Foggia il primo intervento chirurgico seguito in realtà virtuale

2016-10-24T00:14:42+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

The first surgery live streamed in virtual reality has been performed in London by Dr. Shafi Ahmed and it was followed everywhere in the World, just like in the case of the students from the University of Foggia, in Italy.  Esattamente due giorni fa, il 14 Aprile, presso il Royal London Hospital il Dott. Shafi [...]

March 2016

3D printing and virtual reality tech helps MSF build new hospitals

2016-03-19T08:44:46+00:00 March 19th, 2016|English, News|

Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF), the international humanitarian NGO, has been using 3D printing and virtual reality technology to design hospitals. The organization believes that 3D models will provide a more complete picture of planned developments for project partners such as local ministries of health. Unless you were a fan of EA’s inexplicably popular PC game [...]

NEODiVRjr, la realtà virtuale come terapia per i bambini

2016-10-19T10:05:56+00:00 March 1st, 2016|News|

From an idea of ​​Mike Balzer comes a VR system to support children in the fight against suffering. 3D printable and economic, the NEODiVRjr is the new ally in hospitals. The new article by Andrea La Frazia. La cura di un malato non può essere affidata unicamente al trattamento farmacologico. Curare qualcuno interessandosi esclusivamente della sua essenza fisica [...]

February 2016

Virtual reality could help fight depression

2016-10-19T10:05:58+00:00 February 21st, 2016|English, News|

A study by University College London (UCL) and the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) suggests virtual reality could be utilized as a treatment for depression in the future. The pilot study worked with 15 depression patients aged 23 to 61, yielded positive results in 60 percent of subjects. Research into virtual reality [...]

January 2016

Realtà virtuale per innovazione reale: come il Google Cardboard ha aiutato a salvare una vita

2016-10-19T10:06:03+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

We have often reported about how 3D printing has been used to save the lives of patients where traditional methods failed. But in this story the 3D printer broke and suddenly another solution came out: a cardboard box, and the intuition of a doctor who has not stood in front of the word impossible. The new article by [...]