Virtual reality can help underserved patients, but reimbursement issues hamper wider adoption, study finds

More and more healthcare companies are trying to tackle chronic pain with digital solutions, and the use of virtual reality, in particular, is on the rise. Studies have shown that VR can be an effective treatment for pain management by sparing opioids, but the majority of these studies have been conducted in predominantly white populations, … Read more

Hawaii records 7 new coronavirus deaths, 277 more infections

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported seven new coronavirus-related deaths and 277 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 808 deaths and 80,128 cases. No further information was immediately available regarding the latest deaths. The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 614 deaths in … Read more

Laser Theremin turns your hand swooshes into music

In a world where smartphones have precision MEMS sensors, the stage is set to reimagine clusters of these sensors as something completely different. That’s exactly what [chronopoulos] did, by taking four proximity sensors and turning them into a custom motion input sensor for generating sound. The result is Quadrant, a reusable device with a human … Read more