How could virtual reality (VR) and artificial reality (AR) be used in healthcare?
It’s an evolution of how you interact with data but is done in a way that enriches the experience of actually interacting with data, and because you are able to interact with it in three dimensions, it even stimulates thought and ideas around how best to interpret the data.
There is another one: Think about a medical provider company, and the field service technician goes out to service a piece of a medical device or a piece of machinery. Perhaps they are getting trained on it, or perhaps they are selling it. At the same time, they are wearing an augmented reality headset that overlays instructions on how to fix or use the device right onto it in real time. So as opposed to looking at a paper manual, it can save time.
There are some emerging applications of virtual reality to help patients with PTSD or anxiety disorder where you are immersed in a situation that actually removes that anxiety. For diabetes patients, we actually built out a kind of a form of augmented reality that shows patients how to use an injectable product properly."