Virtual reality in medicine
Since the 2014 real-life expansion of the application of virtual reality and generally interactive technologies has begun, there are more and more domains in which it is used.
Medicine is an area in which these technologies are increasingly growing, which is also indicated by the various topics that were present at this year’s CES 2019.
For the time being most used for educational purposes, virtual reality in the most realistic way illustrates situations and possible approaches to interventions.
What makes VR so appealing is the ability to explain things that can not be seen or experienced. Imagine that you can see inside the whole human body, all muscles and nerves, even simulating the work of the organs and the system.
No wonder that many companies began to do applications like this. Osso VR attended this year at the CES 2019 conference and it is one of many companies that support this kind of education. Their views point to the best possible approaches in surgical branches and in practical approach.
On the other hand, the application is not only practical, but it is also a great and varied therapeutic approach.
As the therapeutic application of VR technology develops, so will the ways in which it can be used to treat certain disorders. For now, VR headphones and improvisation software are primarily used to treat anxiety disorders using techniques known as Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET). Also, the application domains are possible for many: posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), hyperactive attention deficiency disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), various phobias, panic attacks, sleep disorders, autism, pain management, tremors, mood disorders.
The ideas that are showing are more and more interesting, and we can say that we are yet waiting for the great use of these technologies in this field.