The world of medicine and the world of virtual reality are two fields united by and for research and development. Next, we would like to share a small reflection on the development, possibilities and impact of the application of virtual reality projects in the field of health.
In the medical field, the application of virtual reality offers very useful tools, simple usability and high impact. The development ranges from the creation of training experiences to experiences of therapeutic use, or even solutions for conferences and events. The communication needs of the health sector and the development of new tools are constantly changing, therefore, the demand for solutions is increasing.
Virtual reality in the medical sector is already a reality
Virtual reality has achieved excellent results, for example, in the treatment of autism. Technology keeps children more focused by immersing them in a social environment. It helps them learn to speak in public, as well as fight and overcome their phobias.
Virtual Reality has also been used as a new substitute for anaesthesia. The real-world isolation provided by VR glasses, as well as the attention produced by being immersed in a virtual world, is used as a pain distractor, to maintain adequate mental health and relaxation from treatments that require the patient to spend time in a hospital. The real-world isolation provided by VR glasses, as well as the attention produced by being immersed in a virtual world, is used as a pain distractor, to maintain adequate mental health and relaxation from treatments that require the patient to spend time in a hospital.
Continuous and accessible training thanks to new technologies such as VR or AR
All these advances go through the training of professionals capable of generating these contents. It is necessary to bet for the creation of multidisciplinary teams that can unite the health with the new technologies for the benefit of the patients.
In this sense, it is essential to promote quality academic preparation. Simlab IT makes the implementation of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Video360º systems available to training centres, Universities and Hospitals all over the world in their professional training and patient care processes.
The development of extended realities represents the future for many therapeutic areas. However, we must continue to move forward because there is still much to be done to disseminate and make society understand that new technologies can also be used for the treatment of psychological pathologies and not just for entertainment.