Ethical Issues and Responsibilities for Therapy in Virtual Environments

There has been a steady increase in the use of therapy for psychological disorders in virtual environments (VE) and using computer-assisted treatment over the last decade. Do the same guidelines and ethical standards apply as they do in the in-person world? A study published in Telemedicine and e-Health has taken on this challenge. Virtual reality [...]

FDA Proposes Mobile Medical Apps Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has drafted a new guidance document for its regulation of mobile medical applications used on smartphones and other mobile computing devices. The draft guidance document defines the mobile medical applications designed for mobile computing devices and smartphones that the agency intends to regulate, and delineates mobile medical applications [...]