Ahead of the game

The world of gaming has given birth to computational and display technologies that have gone on to become mainstays of medicine, architecture, engineering and the film and TV production industries. Alex Meehan reports on what’s next

11th October, 2020
Ahead of the game
Brenda Romero, chief executive at Romero Games Picture: Andrew Downes

A sterilised treatment room in a hospital might not be the first location to spring to mind when you picture someone immersed in a virtual reality (VR) world. But that’s exactly where a group of burn patients found themselves in Texas in 2018, when they took part in a medical study.

Rather than having their attention focused on the painful and upsetting procedure of having their bandages changed and staples removed, participants had their...

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