The hair up there. It can be a minor annoyance or a big problem when trying to put on a VR headset depending on the length and style of your hair. If you’ve got short hair or no hair at all, this article isn’t for you, but it might help a friend, family member, or co-worker.

I don’t think hardware designers thought too much about how people have to deal with their hair when they are using virtual reality headsets. For many women and some men, headsets are almost impossible to put on with certain hairstyles.

While we’re still waiting…

These are some of the major mental health conditions.

Here are some stats related to each condition.

An estimated 9% of children between ages 3–17 have ADHD. While ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, it does not only affect children. An estimated 4% of adults have ADHD. (NAMI)

What is it about VR that makes it a promising technology for detecting neurological and psychiatric conditions?

NewPathVR spends the major portion of its time conducting research and development. We read and follow as much research as we can about the psychological, neurological, psychoacoustic, and affective scientific behavioral changes that can be made using immersive technologies. Simon Chandler at Wired recently wrote in an article titled “Virtual Reality’s Latest Use? Diagnosing Mental Illness” that VR is a promising diagnostic tool, researchers say, because it generates scenarios and experiences that can’t easily be produced in a traditional clinical setting. …

Lisa Padilla

CEO of NewPath, a company that delivers virtual technology for mental and behavioral health.

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