It’s likely that VR technologies will fundamentally disrupt a whole host of industries over the next decade. None, however, will be transformed more than the healthcare industry.
The exciting (and frankly long-awaited) strides being made in Virtual Reality over the past 12 months will open up many opportunities for a wide array of industries, from video games to motion pictures. Yet, it’s the healthcare industry, and those who operate within it, that could benefit more than most.
Virtual Reality is the latest consumer technology to reach a critical mass in the public eye. Well-known media and retail institutions from the Today Show to IKEA have embraced VR. What many people might not know is that the technology has been in use for quite some time in a more noble pursuit. Virtual reality therapy was one of the first applications of VR, and it’s only becoming more effective as technology advances.
Many industries have come on leaps and bounds thanks to great technological advancement, but none more so than the medical industry. Diagnostic medicine, surgical procedures, and even patient administration have all been fundamentally transformed thanks to new technologies.