1. EDUCATING PATIENTS
By taking you within and outside of the human body, virtual reality enables you to view and access areas that are often impossible to explore through conventional methods.
Virtual models can be demonstrated in real-time using hyper-realistic computer-generated imagery (CGI), which enables medical professionals to provide patients with more in-depth explanations of critical information. This helps the patients visualize their conditions and understand how therapeutic approaches and diagnostic procedures works.
The highest quality medical consultations can be offered to the most remote regions without necessitating travel, freeing up essential clinical personnel in the process. Patients are better equipped to learn about and understand their conditions from the comfort of their own homes.
2. CLINICAL TRAINING
In comparison to traditional cadaver and book-based anatomy lectures, interactive digital models offer students and teachers access to sophisticated ways of viewing human anatomy. To fit curriculum, medical assessments (such as OSCEs) can be reproduced, taught, and evaluated. Additionally, personalized surgical procedures can be modelled with no risk to the patient, resulting in safer conditions and a significantly more efficient use of time and money when enhancing learning.
- Simulated Crisis
Simulation of uncommon crises, incidents with many fatalities, or disease outbreaks enables medical professionals to create automatic response strategies to low-frequency scenarios.
- Recruiting and Training
A simulated representation of the workplace for novice medical practitioners. removes skill deficiencies in risk-free circumstances and aids in a quicker adjustment to the requirements of actual jobs.
- Clinical Equipment
Using simulated professional medical equipment reduces training expenses by eliminating the need for a trainer and shortens the learning curve.
Furthermore, unlike traditional specimens, virtual models are capable of dynamic reactions. enabling teachers and students to transition smoothly from the macro level (such a virtual full-body cardiovascular assessment) to the micro level (CGI lipid molecules contributing to luminal occlusions). Highly realistic 3D models of bones, organs, tissues, blood vessels and muscles can be witnessed with the help of VR. It allows closer virtual inspection at any angle and significantly improves anatomy understanding.
- Virtual surgery planning and Dry runs
The three-dimensional representations provided by AR and VR technology proved to be quite helpful when planning for complicated surgery. Surgeons can create accurate models of a patient’s organs or body using 3D images based on MRI or CT scans, for example, to visualize tumours and surrounding tissues in three dimensions. These models allow medical professionals to predict possible scenarios for upcoming surgeries by looking at them from various angles, cross-sections, or cutaway views. Before using real scalpels on actual patients, they can even perform procedures in virtual operating rooms to determine and test the ideal order of process stages.
- OSSO VR For Surgery training
Osso VR provides access to clinically accurate simulations for individuals learning new surgeries. With the use of a virtual reality (VR) headset, the user can see around the simulation while using instruments to carry out a simulated surgery that closely resembles the actual procedure. One recent study compared 10 surgeons with standard training to the same number taught with Osso VR, demonstrating how effective these teaching modules are in the classroom. The VR-trained participants outperformed the control group by 230% when expert observers evaluated their performance. Osso VR works to accurately evaluate the surgeon during the simulation in addition to offering realistic training.
3. FACILITATING DEMENTIA PATIENTS
Cambridge University researchers developed and used a navigation test that incorporates virtual reality to identify individuals with early Alzheimer’s disease and is more accurate than a traditional cognitive process. In order to deal with the symptoms of dementia and enhance communication between patients and their families or caregivers, one creative effort called “The Wayback” seeks to revive patients’ memories and stimulate dialogues.
4.VIRTUAL REALITY IN MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING
- Higher Security
Increased production process also implies increased security. Instructing staff members, detecting and eliminating dangers, and reducing workplace mishaps are all made possible by VR technology.
Better Quality VR improves accuracy across the board in medical device manufacturing, resulting in faster time-to-market and higher-quality finished products.
- Reduced Costs
From a financial standpoint, incorporating VR will ultimately result in lower costs because they assist medical firms in ensuring bottom line growth by removing the expensive trial and error phase.
VR solutions assist medical firms reallocate resources by allowing their most experienced workers concentrate on areas that demand expertise and direction while also reducing training and coaching costs.