5 ways virtual reality is disrupting healthcare

fc909f1308ab7f3ed1c11b79b3995c01A lot of the technological advances that we take for granted today started as science fiction. Think space travel or driverless cars — or virtual reality. In 1935, Stanley G. Weinbaum published a short story, Pygmalion’s Spectacles, about a goggle-based virtual reality system that created holographic experiences including taste, smell and touch. Virtual reality is no longer fantasy, and its arrival in healthcare is already making waves.

By 2020, the global market for virtual reality in the healthcare market could reach $3.8 billion, according to a survey by Global Industry Analysts. Driving that growth are advances in healthcare IT, growing demand for rehabilitation and simulation training and increasing preference for minimally invasive and noninvasive procedures, the group says.

Here are five ways virtual reality is disrupting healthcare today.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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