By Elise Reuter | MedCity News | February 21, 2020
Once envisioned as a gaming platform, virtual reality technology has been quickly adopted in the healthcare world. Medical students are using them to brush up on their surgery skills, while surgeons are using them to plan for complex procedures. Some clinicians are studying their use in pain relief. Chemists are even donning the goggles, where they’re used to better visualize molecules in drug development.
It’s still early days for VR in healthcare, but the headsets may soon find their way into operating rooms and clinics.