With a variety of tools already in use, VR is capable of revolutionizing physical rehabilitation, and AR is not left far behind. For instance, the AR glasses of the future can be worn by physical rehabilitation patients while they are concurrently connected to electrodes.
FREMONT, CA: Despite being in their early years, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are already starting to revolutionize the healthcare industry. They are proving to be time-savers for healthcare professionals and lifesavers for patients. Additionally, they will be used not only in areas such as stroke and optical rehabilitation but also in exercise and speech therapy and stress management.
Below are the top AR and VR trends:
Most healthcare experts believe that future surgical training protocols will rely wholly on VR-based technology enabling trainees to work on their skills on highly realistic virtual patients. Such training is superior to earlier methods, on a corpse, while immersion can expose surgeons to a much wider anatomical variety.
Revolutionized Physical Rehabilitation
With a variety of tools already in use, VR is capable of revolutionizing physical rehabilitation, and AR is not left far behind. For instance, the AR glasses of the future can be worn by physical rehabilitation patients while they are concurrently connected to electrodes. These patients will then be able to track their heart rate, calorie burn, blood pressure, flex strength, and other vital information, facilitating them to make the best of their physical therapy.
Enhanced Remote Healthcare
AR and VR technologies will also be able to assist patients facing chronic health issues from the comfort of their own homes. The instance is particularly convenient for people who are immobile or unable to be easily transported. The remote healthcare expert can connect to the home-based patient courtesy of such devices, giving them rich and informative walkthroughs and consultations without requiring meeting in person. For example, with the help of VR-based walkthroughs, a doctor can show a patient how to self-administer a medicine precisely.
Patient Procedure Walkthroughs
In coming years, patients facing surgery will no longer be required to rely on their imaginations to comprehend what sort of procedure they will undergo. Once VR is more advanced, doctors can be able to walk patients through the surgery ahead of time. Armed with the understanding, patients will be far less worried.