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Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Guest Editor:
Philippe J. Giabbanelli: 
Miami University, USA


 

New Content ItemBMC Digital Health presents  this Collection highlighting novel developments and applications of virtual reality in a healthcare setting including, surgery, especially robotic surgery, mental health and psychological therapy, pain management and physical therapy. Research exploring the use of VR as a medical training tool and also to raise awareness of health conditions was considered.

Please email Alison Cuff, the inhouse editor for BMC Digital Health, (alison.cuff@biomedcentral.com) if you would like more information.

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Philippe J. Giabbanelli: Miami University, USA

New Content ItemDr Philippe J. Giabbanelli is an associate professor of computer science and software engineering at Miami University. He previously worked as a research at the University of Cambridge (UK) and taught at several nationally ranked American universities. He has published over 100 articles and served as editor for several special issues, in addition to his service on the editorial board of several journals (BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making, Intelligence-Based Medicine, SIMULATION, Social Network Analysis & Mining).

About the collection

New Content ItemVirtual reality (VR) is a relatively new technology that is already proving to be an essential tool to both clinical researchers and medical practitioners. 

BMC Digital Health presents this Collection highlighting novel developments and applications of virtual reality in a healthcare setting including, surgery, especially robotic surgery, mental health and psychological therapy, pain management and physical therapy. Research exploring the use of VR as a medical training tool and also to raise awareness of health conditions was considered.

Please email Alison Cuff, the inhouse editor for BMC Digital Health, (alison.cuff@biomedcentral.com) if you would like more information before you submit. 

  1. Applications of Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare continue to grow at a rapid pace, yet the challenges and opportunities associated with VR from the perspective of clinicians and healthcare staff remain under...

    Authors: Mairi Therese Deighan, Daniel Simpson, Amberly Brigden and Kirsten Cater
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:22
  2. Two-dimensional (2D) medical visualization techniques are often insufficient for displaying complex, three-dimensional (3D) anatomical structures. Moreover, the visualization of medical data on a 2D screen dur...

    Authors: Annabel Groenenberg, Lars Brouwers, Mike Bemelman, Thomas J. J. Maal, Jan M. M. Heyligers and Max M. Louwerse
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:11
  3. Visuospatial neglect (VSN) is a cognitive disorder after stroke in which patients fail to consciously process and interact with contralesional stimuli. Visual Scanning Training (VST) is the recommended treatme...

    Authors: E. Bousché, M. D. J. Bakker, M. S. Holstege, H. Huygelier and T. C. W. Nijboer
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:9
  4. Virtual reality (VR) is increasingly being used in health care. However, its use as part of therapy during prolonged inpatient treatments is less well established. This study assessed the experience of hemato-...

    Authors: Rob Boots, Cameron Curley, Ashleigh Scott, Nicole Gavin, Edward Morris, Carley Foster, Matthew Jackson, Sally Collet, Damien Thompson, Nadine Wardell, James Vedelago and Stephen Adam
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2024 2:6
  5. Health economic evaluations are required to best understand the value of interventions to the health economy. As extended reality technologies (an umbrella term including virtual, augmented, and mixed reality)...

    Authors: Aislinn D. Gómez Bergin and Michael P. Craven
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:53
  6. Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRV-BF) can be used for stress management. Recent feasibility studies suggest that delivering HRV-BF in virtual reality (VR) is associated with better user experience (UX) a...

    Authors: Jasmine I. Kerr, Raphael P. Weibel, Mara Naegelin, Andrea Ferrario, Victor R. Schinazi, Roberto La Marca, Christoph Hoelscher, Urs M. Nater and Florian von Wangenheim
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:42
  7. Impairments in social cognition are common after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may have severe negative consequences for patients and their families. Most tests of social cognition have limited ecological v...

    Authors: M Matre, T Johansen, A Olsen, S Tornås, AC Martinsen, A Lund, F Becker, C Brunborg, J Spikman, J Ponsford, D Neumann, S McDonald and M Løvstad
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:34
  8. Virtual reality (VR) offers an immersive and practical method for training medical skills, especially in emergency healthcare settings. However, it is unclear whether learning in VR will translate into real-wo...

    Authors: Tom Arthur, Tilly Loveland-Perkins, Charlotte Williams, David Harris, Mark Wilson, Toby de Burgh, Jagtar Dhanda and Sam Vine
    Citation: BMC Digital Health 2023 1:16