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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039704/beat-the-fear-of-public-speaking-mobile-360%C3%A2-video-virtual-reality-exposure-training-in-home-environment-reduces-public-speaking-anxiety
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Snežana Stupar-Rutenfrans, Loes E H Ketelaars, Marnix S van Gisbergen
With this article, we aim to increase our understanding of how mobile virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) can help reduce speaking anxiety. Using the results of a longitudinal study, we examined the effect of a new VRET strategy (Public Speech Trainer, PST), that incorporates 360° live recorded VR environments, on the reduction of public speaking anxiety. The PST was developed as a 360° smartphone application for a VR head-mounted device that participants could use at home. Realistic anxiety experiences were created by means of live 360° video recordings of a lecture hall containing three training sessions based on graded exposure framework; empty classroom (a) and with a small (b) and large audience (c)...
October 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035217/oasis-procedurally-generated-social-virtual-spaces-from-3d-scanned-real-spaces
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Misha Sra, Sergio Garrido-Jurado, Pattie Maes
We present Oasis, a novel system for automatically generating immersive and interactive virtual reality environments for single and multiuser experiences. Oasis enables real-walking in the generated virtual environment by capturing indoor scenes in 3D and mapping walkable areas. It makes use of available depth information for recognizing objects in the real environment which are paired with virtual counterparts to leverage the physicality of the real world, for a more immersive virtual experience. Oasis allows co-located and remotely located users to interact seamlessly and walk naturally in a shared virtual environment...
October 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032887/virtual-simulation-in-enhancing-procedural-training-for-fluoroscopy-guided-lumbar-puncture-a-pilot-study
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Saad Ali, Monther Qandeel, Rishi Ramakrishna, Carina W Yang
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Fluoroscopy-guided lumbar puncture (FGLP) is a basic procedural component of radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship training. Performance of the procedure with limited experience is associated with increased patient discomfort as well as increased radiation dose, puncture attempts, and complication rate. Simulation in health care is a developing field that has potential for enhancing procedural training. We demonstrate the design and utility of a virtual reality simulator for performing FGLP...
October 9, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028622/virtual-reality-balance-training-for-elderly-similar-skiing-games-elicit-different-challenges-in-balance-training
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Aijse W de Vries, Gert Faber, Ilse Jonkers, Jaap H Van Dieen, Sabine M P Verschueren
BACKGROUND: Virtual Reality (VR) balance training may have advantages over regular exercise training in older adults. However, results so far are conflicting potentially due to the lack of challenge imposed by the movements in those games. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess to which extent two similar skiing games challenge balance, as reflected in center of mass (COM) movements relative to their Functional Limits of Stability (FLOS). METHODS: Thirty young and elderly participants performed two skiing games, one on the Wii Balance board (Wiiski), which uses a force plate, and one with the Kinect sensor (Kinski), which performs motion tracking...
October 5, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027808/measuring-the-attitudes-of-novice-drivers-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-as-an-indication-of-apprehensive-driving-going-beyond-basic-abilities
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Veerle Ross, Daniel J Cox, Ron Reeve, Timothy Brown, Matthew Moncrief, Rose Schmitt, Gary Gaffney
For some individuals with autism spectrum disorder, driving apprehension may interfere with the acquisition and application of driving privileges. The Driving Attitude Scale Parent-Report provides an indication of novice drivers' positive and negative attitudes toward driving. Responses were compared for parents of 66 autism spectrum disorder and 166 neuro-typical novice drivers. After the autism spectrum disorder drivers completed 3 months of driver training, 60 parents repeated the Driving Attitude Scale Parent-Report...
October 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021716/continuous-curvilinear-capsulorhexis-training-and-non-rhexis-related-vitreous-loss-the-specificity-of-virtual-reality-simulator-surgical-training-an-american-ophthalmological-society-thesis
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Colin A McCannel
PURPOSE: To assess the specificity of simulation-based virtual reality ophthalmic cataract surgery training on the Eyesi ophthalmic virtual reality surgical simulator, and test the hypothesis that microsurgical motor learning is highly specific. METHODS: Retrospective educational interventional case series. The rates of vitreous loss and retained lens material, and vitreous loss and retained lens material associated with an errant continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) were assessed among 1037 consecutive cataract surgeries performed during four consecutive academic years at a teaching hospital...
August 2017: Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020466/improving-post-stroke-cognitive-and-behavioral-abnormalities-by-using-virtual-reality-a-case-report-on-a-novel-use-of-nirvana
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Rosaria De Luca, Michele Torrisi, Adriana Piccolo, Giovanni Bonfiglio, Provvidenza Tomasello, Antonino Naro, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
Cognitive impairment, as well as mood and anxiety disorders, occur frequently in patients following stroke. Aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a combined rehabilitative treatment using conventional relaxation and respiratory techniques, in a specific rehabilitative virtual environment (by using Bts-Nirvana). A 58-year-old woman, affected by hemorrhagic stroke, underwent two different rehabilitation trainings, including either standard relaxation techniques alone in a common clinical setting or the same psychological approach in a semi-immersive virtual environment with an augmented sensorial (audio-video) and motor feedback (sensory motor-interaction)...
October 11, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018956/remote-kinematic-training-for-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hilla Sarig Bahat, Kate Croft, Courtney Carter, Anna Hoddinott, Elliot Sprecher, Julia Treleaven
PURPOSE: To evaluate short- and intermediate-term effects of kinematic training (KT) using virtual reality (VR) or laser in patients with chronic neck pain. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial with three arms (laser, VR, control) to post-intervention (N = 90), and two arms (laser or VR) continuing to 3 months follow-up. Home training intervention was provided during 4 weeks to VR and laser groups while control group waited. OUTCOME MEASURES: Primary outcome measures included neck disability index (NDI), global perceived effect (GPE), and cervical motion velocity (mean and peak)...
October 10, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018218/associative-visual-learning-by-tethered-bees-in-a-controlled-visual-environment
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Alexis Buatois, Cécile Pichot, Patrick Schultheiss, Jean-Christophe Sandoz, Claudio R Lazzari, Lars Chittka, Aurore Avarguès-Weber, Martin Giurfa
Free-flying honeybees exhibit remarkable cognitive capacities but the neural underpinnings of these capacities cannot be studied in flying insects. Conversely, immobilized bees are accessible to neurobiological investigation but display poor visual learning. To overcome this limitation, we aimed at establishing a controlled visual environment in which tethered bees walking on a spherical treadmill learn to discriminate visual stimuli video projected in front of them. Freely flying bees trained to walk into a miniature Y-maze displaying these stimuli in a dark environment learned the visual discrimination efficiently when one of them (CS+) was paired with sucrose and the other with quinine solution (CS-)...
October 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994768/using-virtual-reality-to-transfer-motor-skill-knowledge-from-one-hand-to-another
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Ori Ossmy, Roy Mukamel
As far as acquiring motor skills is concerned, training by voluntary physical movement is superior to all other forms of training (e.g. training by observation or passive movement of trainee's hands by a robotic device). This obviously presents a major challenge in the rehabilitation of a paretic limb since voluntary control of physical movement is limited. Here, we describe a novel training scheme we have developed that has the potential to circumvent this major challenge. We exploited the voluntary control of one hand and provided real-time movement-based manipulated sensory feedback as if the other hand is moving...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994720/augmented-reality-as-a-telemedicine-platform-for-remote-procedural-training
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Shiyao Wang, Michael Parsons, Jordan Stone-McLean, Peter Rogers, Sarah Boyd, Kristopher Hoover, Oscar Meruvia-Pastor, Minglun Gong, Andrew Smith
Traditionally, rural areas in many countries are limited by a lack of access to health care due to the inherent challenges associated with recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals. Telemedicine, which uses communication technology to deliver medical services over distance, is an economical and potentially effective way to address this problem. In this research, we develop a new telepresence application using an Augmented Reality (AR) system. We explore the use of the Microsoft HoloLens to facilitate and enhance remote medical training...
October 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994515/role-of-pelvic-ultrasound-simulation
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Sushila Arya, Zuber D Mulla, Sanja Kupesic Plavsic
BACKGROUND: Pelvic ultrasound is a critical diagnostic imaging tool in obstetrics and gynaecology. Training opportunities in transvaginal ultrasound have not kept pace with the demand among learners because of the increased complexity of modern ultrasound technology and duty-hour restrictions. Ultrasound simulation training has the potential to overcome this gap. Training opportunities in transvaginal ultrasound have not kept pace with the demand OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to determine the usefulness, applicability and attitudes toward pelvic ultrasound simulation training among residents, sonographers and practising doctors...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994385/-physical-rehabilitation-train-the-brain
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Bruno Bonnechère
Since centuries, scientists, clinicians and philosophers have been debating about the interactions between the body and the mind. Researches and advances in neurophysiology over the last decades have challenged many principles and theories, mainly based on empirical observations, generally well accepted in clinical practice. These new findings, achieved through functional "magnetic resonance imaging", awake brain surgery and allow new techniques and opportunities in physical rehabilitation. More than ever the body and the brain must be considered and treated as a functional entity, the distinction between body and soul developed by Platon should no longer be applied...
October 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993747/the-use-of-virtual-reality-facilitates-dialectical-behavior-therapy%C3%A2-observing-sounds-and-visuals-mindfulness-skills-training-exercises-for-a-latino-patient-with-severe-burns-a-case-study
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Jocelyn Gomez, Hunter G Hoffman, Steven L Bistricky, Miriam Gonzalez, Laura Rosenberg, Mariana Sampaio, Azucena Garcia-Palacios, Maria V Navarro-Haro, Wadee Alhalabi, Marta Rosenberg, Walter J Meyer, Marsha M Linehan
Sustaining a burn injury increases an individual's risk of developing psychological problems such as generalized anxiety, negative emotions, depression, acute stress disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite the growing use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy® (DBT®) by clinical psychologists, to date, there are no published studies using standard DBT® or DBT® skills learning for severe burn patients. The current study explored the feasibility and clinical potential of using Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) enhanced DBT® mindfulness skills training to reduce negative emotions and increase positive emotions of a patient with severe burn injuries...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985669/establishment-of-next-generation-neurosurgery-research-and-training-laboratory-with-integrated-human-performance-monitoring
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Antonio Bernardo
Quality of neurosurgical care and patient outcomes are inextricably linked to surgical and technical proficiency and a thorough working knowledge of microsurgical anatomy. Neurosurgical laboratory-based cadaveric training is essential for the development and refinement of technical skills before their use on a living patient. Recent biotechnological advances including 3-dimensional (3D) microscopy and endoscopy, 3D printing, virtual reality, surgical simulation, surgical robotics, and advanced neuroimaging have proved to reduce the learning curve, improve conceptual understanding of complex anatomy, and enhance visuospatial skills in neurosurgical training...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985656/virtual-reality-and-simulation-in-neurosurgical-training
#16
Antonio Bernardo
Recent biotechnological advances, including three-dimensional microscopy and endoscopy, virtual reality, surgical simulation, surgical robotics, and advanced neuroimaging, have continued to mold the surgeon-computer relationship. For developing neurosurgeons, such tools can reduce the learning curve, improve conceptual understanding of complex anatomy, and enhance visuospatial skills. We explore the current and future roles and application of virtual reality and simulation in neurosurgical training.
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979666/application-of-virtual-reality-technology-in-clinical-medicine
#17
REVIEW
Lan Li, Fei Yu, Dongquan Shi, Jianping Shi, Zongjun Tian, Jiquan Yang, Xingsong Wang, Qing Jiang
The present review discusses the application of virtual reality (VR) technology in clinical medicine, especially in surgical training, pain management and therapeutic treatment of mental illness. We introduce the common types of VR simulators and their operational principles in aforementioned fields. The clinical effects are also discussed. In almost every study that dealt with VR simulators, researchers have arrived at the same conclusion that both doctors and patients could benefit from this novel technology...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976437/knee-arthroscopy-simulation-a-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-the-imperial-knee-arthroscopy-cognitive-task-analysis-ikacta-tool
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rahul Bhattacharyya, Donald J Davidson, Kapil Sugand, Matthew J Bartlett, Rajarshi Bhattacharya, Chinmay M Gupte
BACKGROUND: Virtual-reality and cadaveric simulations are expensive and not readily accessible. Innovative and accessible training adjuncts are required to help to meet training needs. Cognitive task analysis has been used extensively to train pilots and in other surgical specialties. However, the use of cognitive task analyses within orthopaedics is in its infancy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a novel cognitive task analysis tool to train novice surgeons in diagnostic knee arthroscopy in high-fidelity, phantom-limb simulation...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974429/the-validation-of-a-novel-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-virtual-reality-module
#19
Patrick Harrison, Nicholas Raison, Takashige Abe, William Watkinson, Faizan Dar, Ben Challacombe, Henk Van Der Poel, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupa, Kamran Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: To perform the first validation of a full procedural virtual reality robotic training module and analysis of novice surgeon's learning curves. DESIGN: Participants completed the bladder neck dissection task and urethrovesical anastomosis task (UVA) as part of the prostatectomy module. Surgeons completed feedback questionnaires assessing the realism, content, acceptability and feasibility of the module. Novice surgeons completed a 5.5-hour training programme using both tasks...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966730/cognitive-load-measurement-in-a-virtual-reality-based-driving-system-for-autism-intervention
#20
Lian Zhang, Joshua Wade, Dayi Bian, Jing Fan, Amy Swanson, Amy Weitlauf, Zachary Warren, Nilanjan Sarkar
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder with enormous individual and social cost. In this paper, a novel virtual reality (VR)-based driving system was introduced to teach driving skills to adolescents with ASD. This driving system is capable of gathering eye gaze, electroencephalography, and peripheral physiology data in addition to driving performance data. The objective of this paper is to fuse multimodal information to measure cognitive load during driving such that driving tasks can be individualized for optimal skill learning...
April 2017: IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
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