Extended Reality In Healthcare: 3 Reasons The Industry Must Get Ready For AR And VR

by Bernard MarrThere is huge potential to apply extended reality (XR) technologies – namely, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) – to healthcare. From self-care and wellbeing to treatment and even surgical procedures, XR is already helping to improve many aspects of healthcare. Sure, it’s early days, but the transformation is underway. And that means the healthcare industry must get ready.Here are three reasons why the healthcare industry should embrace XR technologies.1. XR can improve wellbeingThe positive effects of mindfulness and meditation on overall health and wellbeing are well documented. As such, a plethora of meditation apps have sprung up to help people meditate and de-stress, often using relaxing sounds and guided instructions. Now, some of these solutions are incorporating VR to make guided meditations more immersive.Guided Meditation VR is one such app. It comes with more than 100 ready-made meditations in beautiful virtual settings, such as a beach, a seclud...

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