In recent years, virtual reality has become a promising area of health and science research.
“VR is not a brain trick. Training our minds is a capability we all have. VR just has a way of tapping into it in a different way.”
A lot of people think of VR as it relates to gaming and entertainment devices, but when used in a positive way, VR can be a profound benefit to human health.There are exciting ways VR is being used in healthcare.
•Chronic pain is a serious health issue that may affect 11% to 40% of adults in the U.S. VR technology could be a possible solution to help patients manage chronic pain.
•By using VR as a tool for empathy, doctors can be more engaged with their patients’ needs and better understand what it’s like to be their patients.
•Currently, VR is being explored as a way to help people relieve stress, combat anxiety and achieve a more peaceful or relaxed mental state.In a method known as therapeutic VR, users wear a VR headset and experience a simulation designed to calm their mind.