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How Virtual Reality using in healthcare industry?

One of the advantages of this technology is that it allows healthcare professionals to learn new skills as well as refreshing existing ones in a safe environment. Plus it allows this without causing any danger to the patients. Here are a few of them. Virtual reality is much more than just a new form of entertainment, it is increasingly being used in a wide range of medical applications, from treatments to training.

Virtual Reality for healthcare

  • Training doctors and nurses
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Fears and phobias
  • Cognitive rehabilitation

An example is the heart catheterization simulation available in UC Davis Center for Virtual Care. Cardiologists find it easy to perform on a mannequin named “Samantha” that provides a realistic experience, completely risk-free.

Actually, Sharecare:You is a free VR program that actually seems pretty in-depth if you would like to try it. It’s helpful for learning, but again it’s more of a spectator program than something where you are directly interacting with the body. I will be excited to see full-out simulation softwares in the next few years, often nurses are taught with mechanical dummy’s. However for now I will stick to surgeon simulator!