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Beyond games, Oculus virtual reality headset finds medical uses

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – To help treat soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, Jennifer Patterson turned to a gadget typically associated with video games: the virtual reality headset from Oculus, a company Facebook Inc bought for $2 billion last year. Patterson, an engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh, studied a software used on the prototype of the head-mounted display that creates virtual settings, such as a Middle Eastern-themed city or desert road, that soldiers would otherwise avoid, as a way to help them recover from their PTSD. While there are no estimates of the potential size of the market for virtual reality applications in the health care field, analysts say that success in this area would likely spur even broader adoption in a range of industries, such as education, fashion, media and telecommunications.

Quoted from Beyond games, Oculus virtual reality headset finds medical uses on Gadgets News Headlines – Yahoo! News

I developed my first VR app for a client a month after the DK1 launched But now my new Oculus DK2 apps got some press! Go Oculus! Go Me! To help treat soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, Jennifer Patterson turned to a gadget typically associated with video games: the virtual reality headset from Oculus, a pany Facebook Inc bought for US$2 billion last year. Patterson, an engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh, studied a software used on the prototype of the head-mounted display that creates settings, such as a Middle Eastern Tags: beyond, games, oculus, virtual, Beyond Games, Oculus Virtual Reality Success of VR in the field of healthcare would likely spur even broader adoption in a range of industries, such as education, fashion, media, and telemunications. Cindy Ball (Program Manager, Education) talks about the initiatives that has launched for their work with education by incorporating AR/VR technologies with learning.

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