The capability to view the inside of the human body in VR is not only valuable for doctors but also patients. VR facilitates patients to go through their surgical plan by virtually stepping a foot into a patient-specific 360° VR reconstruction of their pathology and anatomy.
FREMONT, CA: From developing new life-saving techniques to instructing the doctors of the future, Virtual Reality (VR) has a host of applications for healthcare—from the clinical to the consumer. It is also observed that the global market could be worth $3.8 billion by the end of the year. Below are a few ways VR is being used to train and support healthcare professionals, heal patients, and change lives.
The capability to view the inside of the human body in VR is not only valuable for doctors but also patients. VR facilitates patients to go through their surgical plan by virtually stepping a foot into a patient-specific 360° VR reconstruction of their pathology and anatomy. The result is an enhanced comprehension of the treatment and, therefore, higher patient satisfaction.
Robotic surgery is a recent innovation where surgery is performed with the help of a robotic device, for instance, a robotic arm that is controlled by a human surgeon. The occurrence means fewer risks of complications in surgery and a faster procedure. Additionally, the robotic device is precise, which helps in smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, and quicker recovery.
Mental Health and Psychological Therapies
VR’s unique capability to transport a person to somewhere else can be used to create influential simulations of the scenarios where psychological difficulties occur. A therapist is no longer needed to accompany a client on a trip. Situations that are impossible or impractical to recreate like flying or the disturbing events that can lie behind PTSD can be made up at the click of a mouse.
The on-site coaching that is adequate for so many disorders can now be carried in the consulting room, with the simulations graded in complexity and repeated as often as required. Additionally, VR has also been used to help autistic children in the classroom, curb memory loss, and gather information for dementia research.