Virtual & Augmented Reality is a technological innovation that has moved from the realm of science fiction, beyond advertisement and gaming, currently unveiling the next big thing in digital Healthcare space. AR applications offer huge potential in contributing to general wellness and care. Here are some well-known generic examples
Augmented reality for medical education
- A doctor who is able to view a patient’s medical history displayed over the latest medical scan, and even over the patient himself.
- Healthcare practitioners who are now able to project medical imagery onto patient’s bodies using head-mounted displays. Projecting CT scans through the display can give doctors “X-ray vision” of patients and provide important contextual cues for diagnosing patients.
- Students who get a better understanding of the body anatomy through overlaying of digital information in the form of audio, video or 3D models onto human skeletons or in textbooks.