Once considered a novel and futuristic concept, virtual reality has become a trailblazing technology in healthcare.
No longer is VR simply a spectacle to behold- it’s now at the forefront of many cutting-edge innovations. From improving the patient experience to research & development to educating medical professionals and beyond, the practical applications of VR are seemingly boundless.
In addition to its powerful functionality, VR can also save organizations significant revenue while simplifying processes and logistics. Learn more about leveraging VR for healthcare:
Emergency & Contingency Planning
Staff members can experience crisis situations firsthand in a virtual setting, allowing them to identify and address complications and ask questions in a variety of scenarios without endangering real patients or overspending on pricy reenactments.
From delivery teams to OR staff and beyond, VR can provide an invaluable opportunity to master communication and processes with never-before-seen clarity.
Research & Development
Medical device prototypes can be put to the test in a VR setting, even before clinical trials are underway. This allows manufacturers a valuable opportunity to identify issues earlier in the process than ever before, thus expediting the product’s journey to market.
VR can assist in the layout and design of many types of spaces, such as operating rooms to ER waiting rooms. Comfort and functionality can be assessed before any furniture or equipment are even purchased.
VR can augment hands-on patient care by providing an opportunity for physicians to prepare for specific care scenarios they’re unlikely to come across in their day-to-day dealings.