The training of health professionals, the rehabilitation of patients and the treatment of psychological disorders are some of the main uses of Virtual Reality applied to health.
According to all the experts, health will be, after video games, the sector that grows the most in the application of Virtual Reality in the coming years. A study by Goldman Sachs predicts that in 9 years virtual reality in health will have a turnover of 5.1 billion dollars.
How can virtual reality improve training in Healthcare?
Virtual Reality applied to health can help improve the skills of health professionals. Through virtual simulators they can perform operations or complex surgeries without risk to the patient and, in addition, thanks to virtual reality scientists can enter the organs and different parts of the human body to see in a unique way the interior of our body and improve their knowledge about their behavior.
Create better communication
A fundamental aspect of having experts who are well trained and know how to act when the system fails is that they learn from experience so that they can understand why systems act as they do, rather than simply memorizing knowledge through books or procedure manuals.
In this sense, virtual reality training offers a shortcut, by its ability to simulate realistic experiences so that the user has the feeling of living it in the first person. This avoids incurring material and personal costs when faced with dangerous situations that can even end in death, such as dealing with a fire or transporting dangerous chemicals.
Although there is still a long way to go and research on Virtual Reality applied to health, it is clear that virtual reality is a technology with enormous applications in the health field, both from the point of view of the patient and for the training of medical staff.