What does the Future Hold for AR and VR Technologies in Healthcare?
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What does the Future Hold for AR and VR Technologies in Healthcare?

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Augmented reality is an immersive technology that works by superimposing digital content on top of the real world.

Fremont, CA: Both augmented reality and Virtual reality are innovative vision systems that have altered how one perceives the world around us. Virtual reality is an applied research field with very exciting prospects. Healthcare has already entered this three-dimensional world, improving patients' lives and physicians' work by bridging the gap between theory and practice.

VR technology is used in various healthcare settings and applications, including medical training for doctors and students, patient treatment, and raising public awareness about a disease, medical condition, or process.

Furthermore, virtual reality enables users to move around and interact with a completely computer-generated environment. Therefore, immersion and involvement are essential for successful therapy. 

Augmented reality is an immersive technology that works by superimposing digital content on top of the real world.

AR technology has evolved into an innovative tool with practical applications in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, thanks to advances in creating photorealistic and high-quality content and accessible and affordable hardware development.

Lack of interaction with augmented objects limits the reach of this technology in the medical field; AR technologies have a clear advantage during procedures because the clinician can keep their eyes on the patient and not become absorbed in a virtual environment. Nonetheless, as technology advances, the number of AR healthcare applications will undoubtedly increase.

By merging 5G with other cutting-edge technologies, it will be feasible to change many aspects of patient care while also igniting the development of a completely new healthcare ecosystem that will be more connected, intelligent, and resource-efficient than any previous. The main impediment to widespread adoption of AR and VR in healthcare is a lack of 5G networks and 5G-enabled devices. However, other obstacles must be overcome as well: general resource inequalities, as well as institutional, cultural, and technological constraints, may cause certain organizations to fall further behind.

Augmented reality (AR) can positively impact the healthcare sector, from developing the skill sets of the next generation of medical practitioners to improving the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses. In the case of virtual reality applications, it's also worth noting that each VR solution for health care contributes to the research of the long-term effects, making it a win-win situation for everyone.

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