MMVR21

MMVR21 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality
http://www.nextmed.com
February 20 – 22, 2014
Manhattan Beach, California

NextMed/MMVR presents innovative research at the confluence of healthcare and information technology:

  • Medical simulation and modeling
  • Data visualization and fusion
  • Imaging devices and methods
  • Robotics
  • Haptics
  • Sensors
  • Wearable and implantable electronics
  • Human-computer interfaces
  • Medical intelligence networks
  • Mobile health applications
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Projection systems
  • Learning and technology
  • Simulator design and validation
  • Preoperative planning
  • Surgical registration and navigation
  • Psychotherapy tools
  • Physical rehabilitation tools
  • Remote and battlefield care
  • Serious games
  • Patient and public health monitoring and education

Living in The Matrix Requires Less Brain Power

Living in The Matrix Requires Less Brain Power
2 May 2013
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/05/living-matrix-requires-less-brain-power

researchers report that certain cells in rat brains work differently when the animals are in virtual reality than when they are in    the real world.

Mehta suspects that these differences in place cell activity are related to virtual reality’s lack of proximal cues.