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Virtual Reality and Health

Posted by on July 17th, 2019 Posted in: General
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Unless you spend most of your time floating in an alternate universe, you are aware of how virtual reality, or VR, will transform the future of our healthcare.  The latest NIH News in Health, Beyond Games: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Health, describes the potential uses of this technology.  The NNLM PSR is excited to dive into the use of VR technology with the Jay Sexter Library, who won one of the NNLM PSR’s funding awards for their project titled “Using Virtual Reality & 3D Technologies to Expand the Health Professions Pipeline in Southern Nevada”.

 

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Nora works as the Consumer Health Librarian for NNLM PSR at UCLA and is passionate about empowering people to participate in their healthcare by locating reliable health information. She is an advocate for recruiting traditionally underrepresented groups to health sciences librarianship.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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