How Augmented and Virtual Reality Enhances Patient Care
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How Augmented and Virtual Reality Enhances Patient Care

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

AR/VR for HealthcareAR and VR healthcare applications can improve the patient experience through an expansion. For instance, chronic patients frequently experience the discomfort of being partly left to their equipment, in-between the procedures, AR and VR can make their experience a little less stiff and more enjoyable.

FREMONT, CA: The effectiveness of the healthcare network is highly dependent on its use of the most advanced cutting-edge solutions. The healthcare sector is more welcoming to current technologies considering public engagement and interest as well as funding.

These technologies offer practical solutions to the many challenges of the healthcare system and, as such, provide numerous diverse opportunities of its implementations in different areas like general diagnostics and medical training.

Uses of Virtual Reality in Healthcare

1. Enhanced Patient Experience

Patient experience is one area that gets the most out of the employment of AR and VR to the operation. Immersion and engagement matter for successful treatment and is frequently the one thing that gets inadequate attention due to its moderately trivial influence in a grand plot of things.

Additionally, AR can elevate the overall patient experience and make it less challenging by appending features like navigation and pop-up information. AR and VR healthcare applications can improve the patient experience through an expansion. For instance, chronic patients frequently experience the discomfort of being partly left to their equipment, in-between the procedures, AR and VR can make their experience a little less stiff and more enjoyable.

The tools can also be used to manage better interaction with the patient’s relatives. Besides, AR can benefit the patient to keep 

track of their vital stats and stay tuned with their therapy process in a more engaging way.

2. Psychological Relief and Treatment

Immersion factor also unlocks a doorway toward new ways of treatment. For example, an intricate VR setting can be used to improve sleep habits and pain reduction. Besides, VR can aid amputees to get habituated to their environment and experience once again their missing limbs.

Furthermore, specific environments can be used to treat mental conditions like anxiety, different kinds of addiction, and phobias. VR healthcare simulation aids in better comprehending the patterns of disorders and develop more efficient treatment strategies.

VR has proven to be particularly beneficial in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) of a different type. VR PTSD procedures have two modes:

• Aimed at relaxing and stabilizing the patient.

• Aimed at preparing patients to overcome PTSD bouts.

3. Advanced Diagnostics/Risk Assessment

Diagnostics is one of the vital areas of healthcare that often relies on precise results and a close assessment of several symptoms. It is a doubtful and often wearisome task where every detail matter can potentially break the examination in a different direction. So, the question that remains is, what does AR add to the table? AR can play a meaningful role in more competent identifying, preventing, and treating diseases. Starting from visualizing data coming from sensors into one steady interface to showing potential causes of a patient’s state using analysis, AR does it all.

With AR, a physician can see into the layers of the patient, like examining the veins, lesions, organs, and other things without any penetration. All the occurrences raise the precision of diagnosis. Microsoft’s HoloLens is one premier example. With the tool, doctors can carry out different types of analyses and simulations with live stats and extract more invaluable data for further research.

4. VR Surgery Run-Through

Surgeries require intricacy and attention to detail to be effective. Any surgery goes in sessions of intense planning and study of various options resulting in a logical understanding of the plan over brief periods.

AR and VR surgery can offer prototypes for outlining operations and thinking out various frameworks to optimize the sequence and prepare a methodology for any events. While there are apprehensions that the VR environment can play out every aspect of the proposed scenario, but the prospect of the technology improving the process of preparation is impressive.

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