Virtual reality has become a legitimate technological platform for improving healthcare, Daniel Kraft, MD, chairman of the Exponential Medicine Conference, recently explained to Worrell Design.
Here are the four major ways Kraft sees virtual reality being used in medicine:
1. Pain management. Just over the summer, AppliedVR announced a partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to bring virtual reality content to patients in the hospital’s orthopedic, spine, and surgery center. The whole idea is to help patients manage pain by distracting them with an interactive world full of games.