The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

Virtual reality reduces phantom pain in paraplegics

VR paraplegics

Virtual reality reduces phantom body pain in paraplegics and creates the illusion that they can feel their paralyzed legs being touched again. The results could one day translate into therapies to reduce chronic pain in paraplegics. In breakthrough research led Read more…

Sleepwalkers are better at automatic walking

Olaf Blanke portrait

Sleepwalkers who are awake may have a multi-tasking advantage over non-sleepwalkers, according to recent research that uses virtual reality. Try counting backwards from 200 in steps of 7 while walking en-route to your favorite café. Chances are, you will slow Read more…

Immersive virtual-reality creation software for everyone

VR software

IMVERSE, an EPFL spinoff, has developed a software that lets users convert 360-degree images from 2D into 3D and both manipulate and create virtual-reality content in real time with the help of virtual-reality glasses. The system will be unveiled at Read more…