10 ways virtual reality is revolutionizing medicine and healthcare

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“Scientists and medical professionals have been at the drawing board for years now, developing and implementing virtual reality in ways that can help them train, diagnose, and treat in myriad situations.

Here are just ten of the use cases that are currently in practice and continually developing as the technology itself develops too.”

  1. Exposure therapy
  2. Treatment for PTSD
  3. Pain management
  4. Surgical training
  5. Phantom limb pain
  6. Brain damage assessment and rehabilitation
  7. Social cognition training for young adults with autism
  8. Meditation
  9. Opportunities for the disabled
  10. Opportunities for the homebound

              By Erin Carson at Tech Republic

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