Could AI reduce our dependence on doctors?

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The recent rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have sparked discussions about its potential to revolutionize various industries, including healthcare. One of the most intriguing possibilities is the replacement of doctors with AI-driven systems for medical diagnosis. While this notion may seem daunting to some, the capabilities of AI coupled with technological innovations suggest that such a scenario could become … Read More

Bringing an SmPC to life through Immersive Media

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The summary of product characteristics (SmPC) for a pharmaceutical product is a legal document full of important facts and information but not known for its literary flair. Neither is it the sort of thing you would take to bed for a relaxing hour or two. If you were to take a straw poll of biopharmaceutical marketing and medical staff, you … Read More

Feeling our Way towards the Future: Haptic VR and immersive pharmaceutical training tools

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Recent breakthroughs and innovations in haptics hardware for VR have significant implications for pharmaceutical companies, particularly in the areas of training, education, and patient care. The use of Extended Reality (XR) technology, which includes Virtual Reality (VR) and haptics, is gaining traction in the healthcare industry, with a focus on medical education, clinical skills training, and patient education. For pharmaceutical … Read More

Embracing a New Reality: Meta Quest 3, a Breath of Fresh Air in VR

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Yesterday, the Empathetic Media Health team took delivery of several new Meta Quest 3 headsets and we immediately set about testing them – in advance of upcoming client meetings.  We very rapidly realised that the Meta Quest 3 is a game-changer, bringing a breath of fresh air to the immersive tech scene. This new headset redefines the experience of wearing … Read More

Alternative Large Language Models (LLMs) to ChatGPT in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Competitors to ChatGPT for the Pharmaceutical Industry Large Language Models (LLMs) like OpenAI’s ChatGPT have become integral in the pharmaceutical industry, aiding in drug discovery, research, and development, as we’ve discussed in recent posts. However, after a turbulent week at OpenAI that saw CEO Sam Altman fired and re-hired, it’s worth considering some of the other options out there. Several … Read More

Immersive Healthcare: The Revolution of Medical Training Through VR, AR, and MR Simulations

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In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the convergence of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) is ushering in a new era for medical training. These immersive technologies are poised to redefine the way medical professionals learn and hone their skills, presenting a multitude of benefits that extend from the safety of training environments to the exploration … Read More

Enhancing Patient Engagement with Augmented Reality

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As technology advances more rapidly than ever before, augmented reality (AR) has emerged as a powerful tool that is transforming various industries, and our own biopharma sector is no exception. With its ability to superimpose digital information onto the real world, AR is enhancing patient engagement in new and interesting ways, revolutionizing patient education, medication adherence, and overall experience of … Read More

Immersive storytelling beyond the headset: Holograms Take Center Stage

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In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, storytelling has undergone a remarkable transformation, thanks to the advent of holograms. This cutting-edge development has opened up new dimensions in narrative experiences, offering a level of immersion that was once reserved for science fiction. In this article, we explore the exciting use of holograms in storytelling, both through pass-through technology in virtual and … Read More

Virtual Reality for Mental Health

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Mental health has become one of society’s biggest issues with around one in seven people now taking antidepressants. Whether this is caused by events such as pandemics, wars and economic difficulties, social media reporting of such events or simply a greater awareness and tendency to self-diagnose, there is a tsunami of potentially ill people in need of therapy. There is … Read More

Meet the new Meta Quest 3 Headset: A Bold Step Towards Mixed Reality

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Earlier this week, at the start of the annual Meta Connect developer conference, Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg revealed the details of the much-awaited Meta Quest 3 virtual reality headset. Like previous versions of the headset, the Quest 3 will cover the wearer’s eyes like a pair of ski googles, with spatial audio piped from embedded speakers in the device’s … Read More