Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
In Healthcare & Medicine

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In healthcare, virtual reality and augmented reality are having a real impact.

Virtual Reality in Medicine

Dementia patients are using virtual reality to travel to places like the ocean and walk through forest trails without having to leave the supervision of their caretakers.

Children are using VR to help with anxiety and discomfort when receiving chemo. They’re transported into a magical world, allowing them to forget where they are and pay less attention to what’s going on in real life. Virtual reality also works well with patients in hospitals who need painful dressings changed. Putting someone in a calming environment in VR helps limit pain and lift spirits.

Surgeons are using sophisticated VR systems to practice complicated operations multiple times before actually operating on patients. MRI and CAT scans can be used for creating custom virtual patients and scenarios that mimic that of the real-world patient. Practicing on the virtual patient gives surgeons the confidence they require when operating on patients with very complicated ailments.

Augmented Reality in Medicine

Augmented reality is being used to overlay MRI imagery overtop of actual patients so that healthcare professionals can see where tumors or lesions reside on the patient. They can also use the technology to educate family members on what is wrong with the patient on the inside by showing them the imagery overplayed on the patient’s actual body.

AR is also increasingly popular in helping healthcare providers learn the huge amount of information they need to practice in their field. AR applications allow students to visualize and interact with 3D images of bodies.

Augmented reality is also being used to project a map of a patient’s veins on the body, making it easier to locate a vein when taking blood or giving an injection.

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

Virtual reality therapy is a big thing in mental healthcare. It’s not new; virtual reality exposure therapy has been used to treat phobias, PTSD, and other anxiety disorders for years.

VR exposure therapy allows people to face their fear in a safe environment. For example, if someone has a fear of heights, they can go on various floors of a building and carry out various tasks that expose them to the fear. Over time, the fear disappears or diminishes to a manageable level.

As VR and AR gain traction in the medical world, there will be many potential applications. The great thing about VR is that it could be used to decentralize healthcare, allowing more people more access.

Let Us Help You With Augmented and Virtual Reality in Medicine

Our experienced team is ready to bring your ideas to virtual life. Here are a few ways we can help your healthcare practice, training program, or hospital:

  • Create custom VR/AR apps to help educate your patients on a procedure so they know what to expect
  • Show how your new pharmaceutical drug works within the body by shrinking the viewer and showing them the drug’s effects from the inside
  • Minimize the pain someone experiences by placing them into an experience that is calming and therapeutic
  • Use AR to add information and explanations to your existing healthcare brochures or marketing

Contact us today to learn more.

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experiences that heal

Studies have shown that VR and AR can help speed up the healing process in some patients as well as assist in pain management. Here are what healthcare practitioners are requesting from us.

Relaxation experiences
Patient education
Doctor scenario training
Hospital tours

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