Doctors’ Notes: Marrying medicine with virtual reality shows potential to improve health-care experience - News Summed Up

Doctors’ Notes: Marrying medicine with virtual reality shows potential to improve health-care experience


Virtual reality (VR) and AR devices are becoming more affordable and accessible, like the special headsets that work with your smartphone. It’s easier than ever for the technology to help people across the country or around the world. We’ve helped develop an app called ChildLife VR, a virtual operating-room experience that can help prepare kids for surgery, scans and other hospital procedures. There are a few pockets across the country where academic projects are underway to find ways to use immersive technology to solve health-care problems. Doctors’ Notes is a weekly column by members of the U of T Faculty of Medicine.


Source: thestar April 16, 2018 17:15 UTC


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