Transforming healthcare: VR’s magic touch
From the medical school skills lab to the hospital bedside, virtual reality is on the cusp of revolutionizing healthcare. The tech has already made moon-walk strides in pain management, anti-anxiety, and exposure therapy on the patient side. For medical students, VR immersion has the potential to transform the effectiveness of surgical training as well as boost their understanding of age-related conditions such as dementia.
Our latest emerging space brief on VR Health dives into how virtual reality is reimagining medical training, patient care, and pain management. But the potential revolution also comes with a few caveats: Huge obstacles remain across regulatory uncertainty, affordability, data privacy, and addiction risk.