From the hospital room to the therapist's office, AR/VR is transforming everything from surgical training to anxiety & pain management.
The metaverse hype is driving R&D in technologies like augmented reality and virtual reality.
While AR/VR is often thought of exclusively in the context of gaming, these immersive experiences are expanding beyond entertainment and into areas that directly impacts our lives, including health and wellness.
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AR/VR studies show promise across the space. For example, surgeons in remote parts of the world can receive AR support from experts elsewhere in real-time, while VR can be used to manage post-op pain for patients. For mental health services, AR/VR is enabling exposure therapy and providing relaxing environments to help improve moods (see more AR/VR companies here).
In this report, we discuss where AR/VR is making the biggest impact across health and wellness:
- Immersive learning: Medical training in the virtual reality
- Immersive fitness: Getting physical in the digital world
- Immersive therapy: Anxiety and pain management with virtual worlds
- Immersive surgery: Guided and remote procedures with AR/VR