Columbus, OH — The trend toward Virtual Reality experiences is continuing to rise and has become more than just another techie buzzword. With the various headsets that are coming out and have come out like the Samsung Gear and the HTC Vive, it is having a huge impact in advertising and gaming. Normally Healthcare is a little bit slow to adopt innovations due to the heavily regulated industry in which it resides, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for Virtual Reality. Companies like VRHealthNet and Medical Realities have embraced and capitalized on this new medium. The majority of these innovations are in the training space and they predict huge cost savings with little to no risk to the patient. According to VRHealthNet the use of this technology and training system can reduce training costs by up to 75% and improve the quality of care by providing hands-on experiences. Medical Realities is providing surgical training for novice doctors and hosting the world’s first live VR operation on April 14th.
Why this matters:
Learning in this way limits risk and the cost associated with training in many of the most critical healthcare environments. Doctors can practice difficult or rare procedures, and caregivers can learn what to do in emergency situations.