How Mixed Reality is Transforming the Healthcare Industry

How Mixed Reality is Transforming the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Mixed reality combines with the real world to improve the quality of treatment and customer experience.

FREMONT, CA: Mixed reality helps surgeons thousands of miles away to conduct an operation on a patient. It allows nurses to refine their skills and practically perform hundreds of operations before ever reaching a patient. The unthinkable is made possible by mixed reality.

To develop ideas that were never possible, mixed reality blends the physical world with the virtual. It allows physical and digital objects to interact efficiently and has found an integral place and application in healthcare. Here are some of the several radical ways in which mixed reality is used by healthcare for better quality treatment and client experience.

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AV/VR is forecast to cross 7.05 billion USD in the healthcare sector by 2026, indicating that mixed reality sees increased application in the healthcare industry. Mixed reality makes great things possible, from allowing pre-procedural preparation and simulation before surgery to educating nurses. They can face simulated exercise challenges during real-life operations and enhance teamwork and communication between doctors and patients.

Immersive Learning for Nurses and Medical Students

For the healthcare sector, professional nurses are essential. Simulations are the most productive way to train and prepare nurses to respond appropriately to a range of circumstances they can experience.  In some particular or unusual cases, mixed reality will position a nursing student, challenging to arrange for in actual clinical settings. These immersive simulations are much more cost-efficient than standard simulation systems for nursing. Pearson's education company has partnered with Microsoft to launch applications called HoloPatient and HoloHuman. These devices use patient holograms and assist in healthcare professionals' training as they identify and treat medical problems.

Improving the Patient Experience

A significant aspect of a physician-patient partnership is building trust through good communication. It is made possible by virtual reality in a more immersive way. Mixed reality also helps to minimize response time and increase surgical precision, adding to patients' smooth and productive experience. For instance, medical images with mixed reality can act as a patient's twin when the procedure is complicated or vital. It helps doctors discuss, prepare, and walk through their therapy protocol, thus minimizing patient care response time.

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