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Editorial: Medicine is exploring the wonderful possibilities of virtual reality

Editorial: Medicine is exploring the wonderful possibilities of virtual reality

This editorial is the consensus opinion of the Editorial Board of the Daily Herald Some of the most exciting things to read are advances in medicine – the new discoveries and technologies that allow more people to survive disease and disaster, and ultimately live less compromised, more fulfilling lives. What fills us with gratitude and …

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Virtual exercises, real motivation: how a suburban hospital uses virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation

Virtual exercises, real motivation: how a suburban hospital uses virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation

David Gerfen dons a helmet and finds himself in a food truck, tasked with making a cheese and tomato sandwich to order. Transported to another virtual environment, Gerfen must use one hand to deflect a blue ball thrown at him like a pitching machine across a green field. Gerfen, 80, is not an avid player. …

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