Augmented reality glasses may help people with low vision better navigate their environment

Nearly one in 30 Americans over the age of 40 experience low vision—significant visual impairment that can’t be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. In a new study of patients with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease that results in poor vision, Keck School of Medicine of Continue Reading

Olfactory virtual reality reveals the mammalian brain can navigate by smell alone

A study published in Nature Communications reported that mammals could navigate their surrounding using only their sense of smell. According to the authors, a virtual reality system that they developed helped determine how certain smells can affect the behavior of test subjects. While all motile organisms require the spatially distributed chemical features Continue Reading

After a stroke, brain exercise is key: Virtual reality training found to be effective supplemental therapy for regaining movement

Aside from enhancing a player’s immersion when it comes to video games, a study has recently determined that virtual reality (VR) can also be used to “improve arm and hand movement after a stroke.” VR training is shown to be just as effective as regular therapy and study author Iris Brunner, Ph.D., Continue Reading