Virtual Reality Tapped to Help Health Problems in The Netherlands

Virtual Reality's Role in Healthcare Continue to GrowAccording to a new report from VRJournal, there’s an innovative health-focused VR project now underway at NEMO Science Museum  in Amsterdam.

“The study is organized by UMC Utrecht and XL lab (represented by Atoms2Bits) and is designed to study the brain performance of people who have had serious health issues and experience psychological traumas as a result,” the projects organizers explain in the report.

The research, we’re told, takes the shape of a “Virtual Supermarket.”

According to VRJournal, it implements VR eye tracking technologies to allow for optimal testing, overview and measurement of behavioral responses (better than typical pen-and-paper tests, at least).

The “Virtual Supermarket” is a fully customizable virtual environment with integrated research/analysis tools, which provide valuable insights to better understand the needs of patients.

“XL lab is an XL family venture focused on measuring, tracking and quantifying human input through immersive technologies and wearables to create valuable insights for commercial industries,” a provided statement explains.

To learn more about how virtual reality is being put to good use in The Netherlands, click here.

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