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Role Of Virtual Reality In The Healthcare Industry

The future of Virtual Reality is very bright as it is being accepted by people with each passing day. In the years to come, Virtual Reality will definitely enhance and be more effective with respect to its current stage

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The relevance of Technology is today’s times is unbeatable. There is nothing as smart and widely accepted as Technology. Each and every sector in the economy is driven by technological advancements and developments and so are people always trying on coping with these modifications to bring in best in class services for their customers, patients and clients. 

Progressing Technology has also captured the healthcare sector with its dynamics. The novel machines and upgradation of automation with minimal errors and maximum effectiveness has in turn, lead to its adoption even in the healthcare domain. Virtual Reality is one of the most widely recognized and accepted technologies in the Healthcare sector as it only increases the patient treatment satisfaction but also aids medical training, easy diagnostics, therapy, medical marketing and also helps in awareness of diseases. 

An Insight to Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is technological advancement and progression that creates realistic yet lifelike sounds and images which kindle a wearer’s presence into the virtual environment. The wearer or the user general wears a headset and experiences the whole essence of Virtual Reality. 

The headsets have head-mounted safety glasses with a screen, which exhibit the settings and the imaginary visuals to the user.

It’s Advantages in the Healthcare Industry

1.     Improved Level of Surgeries

The utilization of 3D models by surgeons to plan operations is one of the most praiseworthy things that has actually elevated and boosted the level of surgeries. By visualizing and imagining the whole process of the surgery, the whole of the process is clarified. The eases the whole process as it makes the doctor aware of what he is going to do and for the patients too. 

Before any surgery, the surgeons require the most accurate images possible on the part of the body which has to undergo surgery. This process of 3D Images streamlines the process making it convenient for the doctor. Virtual Reality also enables the ability to view the inside of the human body which is very useful for doctors and patients.

2.     Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is absolutely an up to date innovation wherein the surgery is actually carried out by a Robot. The robot is a very effective way of carrying out surgeries as it would lead to lesser risks of complications and will also result in timely and speedier methods. The robotic device is much more accurate with lesser chances of mistakes, reduced blood loss and also results in faster recovery of the patient.

3.     Helps in Dealing with Autism and Memory Loss

Virtual Reality helps in dealing with diseases like Autism and several incurable till date. To nurse the problem of autism, it includes in-person counseling sessions with the therapist, counselor or even doctor. But with Virtual Reality, all of these can be lessened. Mobile Virtual Reality assists in investigating social interactions with autistic kids. by including virtual characters.

4.     Helps in Medical Education and Training

Virtual Reality helps in giving a holistic view of the subject and is a way convenient method as compared to the traditional method of Training.  This technology allows the student to practice multifaceted and life-saving procedures in an undisruptive environment. It helps them to improve their expertise and enhances their understanding of the subject with a visual. 

Future of Virtual Reality

The future of Virtual Reality is very bright as it is being accepted by people with each passing day. In the years to come, Virtual Reality will definitely enhance and be more effective with respect to its current stage. The impending scope of Virtual Reality in the healthcare sector is huge.

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Dr Saarthak Bakshi

The author is CEO, International Fertility Centre

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