Virtual reality has increased its contents in medical training, while more businesses have been emerging that offer this type of simulations.
The Fundamental startup VR (based in London and Boston) offers immersive and haptics (tactile) experiences that improve medical training. In this way, health professionals will be able to practice different interventions without putting the patient at risk. These realistic interventions provide accurate and performance measurements at an affordable price.
One of the centers that is already implementing this solution is the Mayo Clinic (Surgery Fundamental Surgical simulator). In Their training centers the professionals of Fundamental with the groups of doctors collaborate to improve this technology. Haptic controllers and VR viewers are used To deal with situations that can be found at work.
Virtual reality simulators are also currently used for the treatment of multiple sclerosis patients. For example, the TEVA Virtual Rehab in Neurology (TEVRENE) project provides virtual environments so that patients can interact.
This project, powered by Teva Pharma, allows patients to cope with different day-to-day situations. Among its objectives are to increase the self-esteem, motivation and autonomy of the patients.
Currently, TEVRENE is implanted in Bilbao, in the center of Integral rehabilitation ADEMBI. The professionals of the Association of Multiple Sclerosis of Vizcaya give support to this innovative initiative to achieve tailor-made solutions.
As the virtual reality progresses, new methodologies and projects emerge that put this technology at the service of patients and healthcare professionals. Although there is still much to go, and you have to do it with feet of lead, is already opening way in a field as important as medicine.