Medical technology is changing faster than it ever has before, and it’s now clear Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality will play a role in the standard care we receive.
The promise of the technologies is astounding. It won’t be long before a nurse can read your diagnostics at a glance thanks to an AR headset. As research into mindfulness and the brain’s ameliorative power advances, new VR applications will offer anesthesia-intolerant patients opportunities for pain-free surgeries.
Israel-based Augmedics, and Lumus partner, created a surgical technology (using Lumus’s technology) to overlay spinal information on the spine of a patient via a headset.
The AR display combines the digital and physical worlds to effectively allow surgeons to look underneath a spinal patient’s skin. It’s the closest thing you can find to X-ray vision in the real world.
This is just one example of how AR is being used for medical advancements. Here are a few other companies who are also disrupting the medical technology industry, by Greg Nichols. – 3 Unexpected Ways You’ll Soon Find AR/VR in Healthcare.