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Virtual reality in medicine: new worlds, new possibilities

11/15/2016

Image: Woman with VR glasses holding her hands fearfully in front of her body; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Monika Wisniewska

Virtual reality promises a successful therapy of different phobias. Patients are confronted with their fear and have to face it virtually.

Image: Patient in bed is provided with VR glasses; Copyright: panthermedia.net/photographee.eu

Augmented reality is a form of virtual reality in which reality is not completely hidden, but only expanded. One application of AR is imaging, for example.

Best practice examples

Image: Doctor with VR glasses; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Amaviael

Both patients and doctors benefit from the possibilities of virtual reality. It can be used for therapy on the one hand and for training on the other.

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