VR Reduces Maternal Childbirth Pain without Chemicals

VR Reduces Maternal Childbirth Pain without Chemicals

Augmented reality (AR) may play a larger role in medicine and healthcare applications than virtual reality (VR), but the immersive engagement of VR makes it the better choice for some treatments. In 2019 we wrote about a study at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that found...
AR and AI Detect Brain Pain

AR and AI Detect Brain Pain

Parents know the frustration and sense of helplessness when an infant in pain lacks the language skills to explain where it hurts. University of Michigan researchers are developing technology that uses neuroimaging, augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence...
It Hurts Right Here

It Hurts Right Here

Have you gone to the doctor with a mysterious but bothersome pain and found it was hard describe well enough for the physician to figure it out? It happened to me a few years ago when I had piriformis syndrome, an uncommon but extremely painful and difficult to...
A New Game for Back Pain

A New Game for Back Pain

According to the National Institute of Health, four out of five people will encounter back pain at some point in their lives. Most treatments include exercises, often to be done under the supervision of professional physical therapists. A new device aims to make this...