Horizon 2020; SME Instrument; Digitalisation

Horizon 2020; SME Instrument; Digitalisation

Virtual reality at the service of healthcare

NESPLORA in San Sebastian combines neuroscience and virtual reality to diagnose mental illnesses.

The patient wears virtual reality glasses and headphones, and is projected into a virtual environment specifically designed to diagnose a category of mental disorders. These virtual environments put the patient through multiple expected and unexpected stimuli, propose to execute different actions and ask to react to different questions. At the same time, the system monitors the brain activity and reactions of the patient and registers multiple variables. The results of these standardized tests are scientifically validated and the tests can be potentially developed in all languages.

Far from gaming centres, virtual reality is slowly gaining prominence in the medical field as different applications such as diagnostics tools, testing equipment and therapeutic devices are gradually being developed. SME Instrument-funded VIMIND is part of this emerging trend with their diagnostics tool that use virtual reality to spot mental illnesses. 

Artomatix is shaping the future of 3D design with AI

When you play a video game, either all the trees or faces in the background look roughly the same or a designer has to spend hours designing every pixel of a branch or an eyebrow. This painstaking and costly process could soon end with Artomatix that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to produce an infinite amount of different 3D images from one single template.

Meet the SME Instrument Innovators

Irish start-up Artomatix has just closed a seed round and has raises €2.1m to develop 3d immersive worlds using artificial intelligence. 

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