The global market for Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare is projected to reach $3.8 billion by 2020 driven by technology advancements in healthcare IT, which would undoubtedly expand its use into more diverse applications and medical disciplines while also increasing the demand for rehabilitation and simulation VR-training in hospitals and clinics. VR technology continues to gain ground and visibility as a potential diagnostic tool in the form of fully immersive 3D-simulation in the treatment of phobias, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety and severe pain cases.
Imagine a surgeon is perched in front of a telecommunications console in New York City while his patient lies on an operating table 3,870 miles away at a hospital in Strasbourg, France. From the console, […]
Implanted devices, such as heart pacemakers, are a valuable part of modern medicine’s armamentarium. Their use, however, is limited by the need to renew their batteries—and this is a particular problem for those, such as […]
Scientists and doctors in recent decades have made vast leaps in the treatment of cardiac problems, particularly since the development in recent years of “cardiac patches,” swaths of engineered tissue that can replace heart muscle […]