Patients and staff get stressed by not quite knowing, or remembering, what they’re supposed to know. Imagine being able to show or teach them as often as they want, as though you’re in the room, with the same quality each time. This is what VR offers.
I’ve used it for patients before operations, to show them behind the doors. Patients love to see recovery, to know where they will be when they wake up. It relieves some of their stress and anxiety.
From staff I’ve received almost universal requests to see areas they don’t or can’t normally go, along with requests for training VR. They are ‘in the room’, and can choose where and when to soak up the information.
We are looking for pilot projects. What is a frequently repeated training or educational demand that you can’t quite meet?
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“Healthcare is one of the sectors which has been slower to adopt IT solutions due to its complexity and dealing with sensitive information, but it is also one of the sectors that could benefit the most from ingenious uses of technology. A prime example is virtual reality solutions for diagnostics, training, surgery, treatments, nursing and patient education purposes.”
Most applications of VR solutions in the healthcare space currently focus on three main areas:
Providing new, more engaging ways to educate and train medical professionals
Doctors and nurses can use VR as a new method of learning and training that offers the closest thing to real “hands-on” experience.
Creating innovative ways to treat patients with neuropsychological issues
An Adelaide stroke rehab treatment using VR can be found at Add-Life Technologies. Advantages of virtual reality arise when the brain and nervous system influence a patient’s cognition and behaviours.
Providing therapeutic experiences for people with chronic illnesses or disabilities
Help paralyzed people learn to walk again, terminally ill cancer patients experience their bucket-list wishes – or to manage end-of-life anxiety (contact Soul Talks for another Adelaide example).
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