Patients already suffering from physical diseases often fall into acute depression, which can impact their recovery process. Using AR and VR technology, depressed patients can slip into a soothing world of comfort
Fremont, CA: AR and VR are bringing about a dynamic shift in the functioning of the healthcare sector. Augmented reality makes it possible to pass on the digital information to the real world via cameras, sensors, and displays. It enhances the users’ view of the real world by superimposing the information and adding 3D elements. On the other hand, virtual reality offers users a kind of virtual experience that is close to reality.
Let us look at the contributions of AR and VR to the healthcare industry:
Faster Healing of Brain Injuries
Patience suffered from brain injuries often face difficulties in doing everyday tasks. VR has made it possible to create virtual environments for patients recovering from brain injuries. It has made daily tasks, such as taking appointments and shopping, easier for them. The purpose of such processes is to help the patients regain confidence and improve cognitive function. Another perk of such virtual environments is that they can assist the doctors in identifying specific areas such as decision-making ability and memory loss of the patients, which, in turn, would allow for proper treatment.
Reducing Symptoms of Depression
Patients already suffering from physical diseases often fall into acute depression, which can impact their recovery process. Using AR and VR technology, depressed patients can slip into a soothing world of comfort. These immersive technologies bring such an environment to patients where they are projected as an adult avatar and supposed to express compassion to a virtual distressed child. Such therapy is very effective for reducing symptoms of depression.
Helping Children with Autism
Various institutions across the globe working towards the betterment of autism have been making groundbreaking inventions through VR. This technology can foster social skills in students who are suffering from autism. Real-world scenarios created through VR can help children conquer their phobias.