6 Ways in which AR and VR Helps Healthcare

6 Ways in which AR and VR Helps Healthcare

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

AR and VR technology has been gaining popularity, so it is probably not surprising that several use cases make care delivery effective and better. 

FREMONT, CA: Looking for methods to introduce innovative care into the healthcare industry, healthcare facilities often consider augmented or virtual Reality a top priority. Augmented Reality in healthcare enables to combine the physical Reality with computer-generated elements, and users can see their surroundings using a mobile phone's camera or an AR headset. Virtual Reality allows users to immerse users in a computer-generated simulation of an alternate reality. While AR is potent to enhance the physical world, VR replaces it entirely. Here is a deep dive into how AR and VR impact healthcare.

Medical Training

Aspiring medical professionals can analyze the anatomy and practice their virtual patients' skills, but augmented reality healthcare apps are not just for future doctors. Experienced medical staff members can also benefit from AR/VR training when preparing for complicated surgical procedures or learning novel techniques.

Personnel AssistanceTop AR/VR based Application for Healthcare Industry

Augmented reality headsets are leveraged to offer specialists valuable data during their medical procedures. Headsets, and handheld AR devices such as the vein locator mentioned earlier, can improve medical care speed and quality in and out of healthcare facilities.

Distracting Patients from Surgical Procedures 

Virtual Reality can serve as an effective distraction from painful, complex, or anxiety-inducing procedures. From comforting kids at the doctors to easing the labor pains, VR can enhance comfort for the patients while allowing the person to focus on their job.


Telemedicine can also greatly benefit from AR & VR apps. Telemedicine is to communicate effectively, as the prompt diagnosis depends on receiving precise data from patients and interpreting them in the right method. Augmented reality technology enables mapping the source of the pain or symptoms with accuracy.

Physical Rehabilitation

Virtual experience is an engaging and promising means of offering physical therapy or neuromotor rehabilitation. Patients can exercise in virtual environments developed to fit their unique problems and help them regain abilities lost due to injuries and other conditions.

Mental Therapies

Providing remote psychotherapy sessions is not a novel concept. VR-powered apps provide a sense of realism that conventional means of telecommunication cannot achieve. Immersing patients in various virtual scenarios enables them to practice their reactions to several circumstances.

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