VR has work to do before providing alternative routes to care

Games and virtual reality (VR) are steadily making a name for themselves in healthcare. While these technologies are new and require improvement to be widely effective, they showcase how such applications can make a difference in the industry.

VR can help patients reduce stress and provide distraction during procedures. As the technology develops alternative routes to care, providers are seeing the potential as low-cost, feasible and enjoyable additions to routine care.

"The headsets currently used in VR are still bulky and not the most comfortable, and the visual presentation and interactivity continue to improve,” said Leigh Christie, director of Isobar NowLab for North and South America.

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