Virtual Reality(VR) is a popular computer technology that operationalizes multi-projected environments. With the combination of props or physical environments, this technology fakes a user’s physical presence in an imaginary environment by producing sensations, realistic images, and sounds.
The user experiences and sees the artificial world and sometimes can communicate and interact with that environment as well. From headsets to specifically designed rooms, there are numerous ways you can experience this technology.
Today, this technology is being integrated into almost every leading industry. Healthcare is one of those booming industries where VR has captivating opportunities. The emergence and collaboration of healthcare and VR are at a very early stage, however, there are several promising examples of VR revolutionizing the healthcare industry.
Below are mentioned 5 of those ways where VR is revolutionizing and changing the conventional healthcare practices.
1- Seeing Operations as If You Used the Scalpel
With the help of Virtual Reality, we can elevate learning and teaching to a whole new level in the field of medicine especially. When conducting a live surgery, it is often not practically possible for every learning student to witness what is going on with an accurate visual angle.
VR camera can enable these students to view the surgery in the OR using their VR gadgets while the surgeon is performing the surgery.
2- Calming Chronic Patients with Medical VR
Several revolutionizing doctors are using this technology to let their patients escape the white walls of the hospital. A special set of goggles was designed for those patients and they can then ‘visit’ stunning landscapes, swim in the ocean with fishes, or even take part in some artwork.
This practice will improve the overall experience of the hospital for the patients. This practice will decrease their stress and pain. Resultantly, the patient’s survival and recovery chances will be improved and the quantity of resources used can both be reduced.
3- Giving Homely Feeling To Children
For young children, the environment of the hospital can be a little more stressful and mentally burdensome. Young children, especially when they are sick will want to stay close to their familiar and associated things like their family, pet, favorite blanket, best friend, or the comfort of their bed and home.
Using Virtual Reality, these distances and longing can be reduced and the environment can become a lot more familiar and comfortable for children.
4- Helping Physicians Experience Life As An Elderly
Have you ever wondered what would it feel like when you will grow old? How would it feel to not be able to lift your hand above your head? After recovering from a heart attack?
Future doctors and medical students need to experience these conditions with the help of VR so they can develop one of the most quality of becoming a doctor—empathy.
Normally, there is often a major age difference between elderly patients and young practicing doctors. It is extremely vital to develop that nurturing understanding between the two. The practices and procedures will be highly improved if doctors will be able to view things from the patient’s perspective.
5- Fasten Recovery Process After A Stroke
The patients who have experienced severe trauma, brain injury, or stroke are at high risk. For them, time is of the essence. For those patients, they should begin their rehabilitation earliest as it will ensure them higher chances of getting better and regaining of lost functions.
With the assistance of VR, patients are motivated to rehearse the methods of muscle movements. The movement, however, is not real, the VR technology augments consideration, incentive, and appointment with auditory and visual feedback.
With this practice, the succeeding mental exertion assists their disturbed nervous systems to recuperate much quicker than lying ineffectively on the bed.
Few of the examples and practices of how virtual reality is changing the world we live in and the conventional healthcare practices are mentioned above. VR will be more widely adopted and practiced when it gets more affordable and people will get more familiar with its benefits. Nonetheless, this technology has still a long way to go and a lot of better practices and procedures are expected to be seen out of it.
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