"Our survey of the existing literature determined that new methods and metrics are essential to ensure that future basic and applied research can efficiently and accurately assess performance differences between immersive technologies and traditional 2-D systems," said Dr. Mark Dennison, research psychologist in ARL's Battlefield Information Processing Branch stationed at ARL West in Playa Vista, California.
Cat Wise: A growing number of medical schools are using V.R. to help students practice operating room skills, to engage in realistic patient interactions, and to learn the intricacies of the human body. Some hospitals are now using V.R. to counsel patients about complex interventions and to help reduce stress and pain during difficult procedures.