‘After, I feel ecstatic and emotional’: could virtual reality replace therapy?

If youve got acrophobia, paranoia, anxiety of flying, PTSD, even depression, software could soon be the solution Leslie Channell admits he’s not a typical case for treatment. Channell, known to everybody as Chann, is a registered pilot who served 24 years in the army working on Apache helicopters. Chann also happens to be scared of…

Cutting-edge theatre: world’s first virtual reality operation runs live

Dr Shafi Ahmed will carry out surgery live-streamed in virtual reality, a move experts hope will build healthcare more equitable and help medical training This Thursday afternoon, Shafi Ahmed will lean over a patient and begin a delicate operation to remove cancerous tissue from a male patients bowel. He has performed such procedures many times…

WATCH: What Does A Migraine Really Feel Like?

Almost 40 million people in the United States suffer from migraines, a condition that can severely impact sufferers’ lives. Yet, for those who are fortunate enough to not be inflicted with the condition, it can be hard to understand just how debilitating a migraine can be. “Isn’t it merely a bad headache? ” they might…

CES 2016: six things to look forward to this year( including the smart bra)

The worlds largest consumer technology event is opening its doors in Las Vegas. Heres what to expect When the Consumer Electronics Show first opened in 1967, it featured simply 14 vendors and was dominated by televisions. Sony launched their first VCR there three years later, and, in the 1980 s, Nintendo debuted its first games…

Doctors look to VR to help deal with everything from ache to Alzheimer’s

When Deona Duke woke up from a medically-induced coma to begin regaining from burns that covered almost a third of her body, one of her therapies was hurling snowballs at penguins. The 13 -year-old was set on fire when a bonfire exploded on her and her friend. To avoid infection, burn victims need their bandages…

Polygraph for pedophiles: how virtual reality is used to assess sex offenders

A controversial lab in Montreal is developing virtual reality images that can help build a profile of a pedophile, and ascertain the health risks to society In a maximum security mental health facility in Montreal is a cave-like virtual reality vault thats used to show images of child sexual abuse to sex offenders. Patients sit…