How Are AR and VR Changing the Industry for Good?

How Are AR and VR Changing the Industry for Good?

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

VR has assisted in creating virtual environments for patients recuperating from brain injuries. It has made everyday tasks, like shopping and taking appointments, laid-back.

FREMONT, CA: Observing the growing popularity and demand for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare, specialists predict this sector to reach $5.1 billion by 2025. Medical professionals are already employing AR/VR-enabled devices for a lower price and easily accessible technology to detect, treat, and cure advanced diagnosis of illnesses and much more.

So, these were a few advantages of AR and VR in healthcare.

1. Bringing a Change in the Training of SurgeonsTop AR/VR based Application for Healthcare Industry

Virtual reality has transformed how surgeons are being trained by adding real value to the whole process. Medical students can watch the procedure live using a VR camera without struggling to catch a glimpse of the operation over the senior surgeon’s shoulders. Even surgeons positioned in different parts of the world can be a part of any chief process. They can move around in graphic avatars and interconnect as if they were present in the operating theatre.

2. Fast Healing of Brain Injuries

VR has assisted in creating virtual environments for patients recuperating from brain injuries. It has made everyday tasks, like shopping and taking appointments, laid-back. Such procedures help the patients regain both self-confidence and better cognitive function. Another advantage of such virtual environments is that they support the doctors in recognizing specific areas like decision-making ability and memory loss. Therefore, proper treatment can be rendered.

3. Learning About Cancer in 3D

A significant discovery in cancer research and treatment was a 3D model of cancer supported by VR. This instance gave the chance to see cancerous tumor cells up close, from different angles, and with details. The aim of developing a 3D model was to study cancer better to find new treatments to cure it.

4. Curtailing the Symptoms of Depression

Acute depression can be very hazardous to patients’ lives. With the employment of AR and VR technology, depressive patients can have admittance to their own comforting words. Here the patient is projected in an adult avatar, and they are supposed to express love and compassion to a virtual distressed child. Therapies like these are useful for reducing symptoms of depression.

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