Virtual Reality (VR) is making a huge impact in the operating room in healthcare. It is becoming a crucial part of operations more specifically for surgical training. With VR training, operations and procedures are becoming safer and more efficient.
According to Forbes, global market in augmented and virtual reality is expected to reach $10.82 billion by 2025.
Students can use surgical training platforms based on virtual reality to enhance their skills needed for advanced medical procedures. Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) with VR can further improve teaching capabilities.
VR in tracking and analyzing progress in Real Time:
VR offers several benefits for those who are training in the medical field. One, it gives students an immersive experience that is difficult to replicate with other forms of technology, such as videos or textbooks. Two, it can be used to simulate various situations and scenarios that are difficult to recreate in real life. VR platform is a new way of training and skill acquisition. It can be used to improve performance, increase the retention rate, and reduce the risk of injury. The system can track the movements of the trainees and provide real-time feedback. The system will also be able to monitor the trainees’ health and provide feedback on that as well. The next time when he or she practices again in VR, teams can track the progression. VR platforms can also represent the various imperfections that a human body can have.
Risk free Training:
With time, VR will be used to teach more precise skillset based operations. The more the surgeons can practice, the more it would help them to create muscle memory, and eventually they would be more skilled. VR helps the surgeons to manipulate the procedure without taking any risk on the patient and they can adapt the most effective way for the surgery.
Through VR surgeons can practice a procedure in a fully digital, safe and controlled environment before going to the operating room. Practitioners from across the globe can collaborate in the simulation at any place and at any time.