Medical VR transforming Healthcare

Medical VR nowadays makes the world a better place. Rapidly developing over the past few decades, virtual reality has found its application in the pharma, biotechnology, and related fields. The technical definition of virtual reality is a system comprised of a pair of glasses, a synchronizer, some content and a projector. On the other hand, it creates a wide impressive spectrum of impacts on the human perception. Due to this, anyone may experience an immersion into the virtual world with visual, haptic and acoustic stimuli almost recapitulating the real counterparts.

The possibility to manage your actions into the virtual dimension completes the effect of the full immersion. Forbes magazine highlighted the subject of virtual reality, describing the features of its application in the field of medicine. Some of the key points were military medicine training, physical examination of the patient and adaptation of a pair of Oculus Rift glasses for treatment of patients suffering from autism and a phantom limb syndrome.

Medical VR – a novel approach in the art of visual presentation of scientific, especially biomedical, information. Undoubtedly, medical VR – is the best solution for visualization of such highly dynamic processes as pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Using this approach, one may penetrate into sophisticated intracellular space, to study the structural organization of the entire organism at any level: cellular, tissue or organ. Vivid and volume visualization of interaction between a molecule of a drug and the receptor on the cellular surface could amaze any person whether related to biomedicine or not.

Such an interactive modelling of biological processes much more effectively touches the main human sense organs, unlikely PowerPoint presentation, images or even 3D-films. One could benefit from the use of medical VR technology acquiring much more information, emotion and enjoyment. Once a person has seen, heard and felt the power of medical VR – he or she won`t ever forget that impressive experience.

VR in medicine

The technical system of virtual reality, consisting of content, projector, glasses, controller and synchronizer provides a feeling of full immersion in a virtual environment where a person is able to perceive visual, acoustic, tactile stimuli and to act actively. There are many options for using this technical tool in the field of biomedicine and pharmacy. For instance, Forbes magazine wrote about the possibility of using virtual reality to simulate actions of doctors on the battlefield and examine the patient for real, not only during such a VR medical training.
Oculus Rift virtual reality glasses have also been used to treat patients with autism and phantom limb syndrome.
PowerPoint presentation, static image or 3D-films are hardly able to compare with virtual reality, when it comes to the power of impression and WOW factor, as well as to the effectiveness of information delivery to the target audience. If you have any ideas or suggestions concerning the application of virtual reality besides its role in entertainment – feel free to contact us.