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VR Tele-therapy occurs when the patient and the therapist are never in the same physical location. All work is carried out remotely via social virtual worlds or telepresence systems. This is most often the case for casual therapy sessions online, or when the patient lives in a remote area otherwise bereft of sufficient therapeutic resources.

It can also be used when the person is less likely to open up in traditional therapy sessions, leery of things they say becoming small town gossip.

See also: Clinical Cyberpsychology

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Robotic Therapy offers Natural Rewiring
MIT have released details of their work with robotic physio therapy to help children suffering from the uncomfortable condition of cerebral palsy, and stroke victims, gain maximum control over their given physical body.

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Using Brain Control Interfaces as Rehabilitation Therapy
It was long suspected but never proven that attaching a neuroprosthetic to the brain, was a valid way of providing therapy, and inspiring growth in the organ. Never proven until now, that is.

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Paedophile Brains, can VR Help?
Paedophilia, the sexual attraction of adults to children, is a significant public health concern and it does not respond well to normal treatment. If the wiring in the brain is indeed different, then this is why traditional therapy does not work in these cases. Perhaps...Perhaps a virtual reality can.

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Telemedicine Tele-abused
There is a firm, which specialises in phone and telehealth services to help relieve the stress of hospitalisation. They provide a telephone/television unit next to the beds of more than 160 NHS trust hospitals in the United Kingdom. They may well be abusing their priviledged position.

This is a physical therapy based book, in its second edition. It attempts to provide all the essential information required to make accurate judgements about orthotic/prosthetic prescription and fabrication to give readers a foundation for gait assessment.

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Western Australia launches e-medicine centre
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In August 2005, the Western Australian service launched the first tele-medicine service in the world.

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Optogenetics and Neuroprosthetics Combine
Optogenetics as a field of study, is only a few years old but already a means has been found to make use of it in living brains. Light-detecting proteins combined with gene therapy and an optical neuroprosthetic with a BrainGate style 3D array allow true two-way communication between the brain and a computer system.

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Social VR (Second Life) offers healing, therapeutic options for users
A lengthy, somewhat deeply personal look at the advantages of adding - note not replacing - to your therapy requirements via semi-anonymous sessions in virtual environements. Bonding with other individuals in group sessions accomplishes more when the fear of gossip in the individual's home town is completely removed.

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IPhone, Android Telehealth for Health Professionals (Part 2)
At the beginning of February, we covered the increasing flurry of uptake of tele-healthcare applications for the iphone. Since then, the trend has continued, with several new applications emerging, aimed squarely at health professionals,


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VR spiders, used to dampen the trauma for arachnophobia suffers, and allow them to become used to, and tolerant of spiders, is much more effective when patients can add touching spiders to their therapy. When the touch of real spiders wa...

Stijn Ulenaers and his girlfriend Gudrun Vanlaar have the unenviable job of driving across Europe in a bright orange camper van, outfitted with six CCTV cameras ? two on the front, two on the back, and one each side - a gyroscope, a dopplom...

The new generation of Sat-Nav systems are turning to 3D views, terrain elevations, and building silhouettes in an effort to make consumers upgrade.

Pedestrians will soon be able use such systems to find out whether to take a ...

June 21 (Wed.) - 23 (Fri.), 2006, Tokyo Big Sight conference centre, Japan.

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Online psychotherapy is just as efficient as conventional therapy. Three months after the end of the therapy, patients given online treatment even displayed fewer symptoms. For the first time, clinical researchers from the University of Zur...