Mixed reality the future of the healthcare industry

Dec 1, 2020 | Augmented Reality, Marketing

Mixed Reality the Future of the Healthcare Industry

What is Mixed Reality?

Mixed Reality is a blend of physical and digital worlds, unlocking the links between human, computer, and environment interaction. This new reality is based on advancements in computer vision, graphical processing power, display technology, and input systems.

Mixed reality refers to a continuum that encompasses both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Mixed Reality combines the real world with the virtual world to create solutions we never thought possible. It enables effective collaboration between physical and digital objects and has found a place and an integral application in healthcare.

Mixed Reality makes it possible for surgeons to perform an operation on a patient thousands of miles away. It makes it possible for nurses to hone their skills and perform hundreds of operations virtually before touching the patient.

Mixed Reality makes the impossible possible

Applications of Mixed Reality in Healthcare

For physicians

MR provides a much more convenient means of viewing images and data than graphics or screens. Moreover, MR can provide new ways to interact with patients by projecting information on medical charts or even directly onto the patient.

Educational classes

One of the most important factors that usually helps students understand a particular topic or concept related to a subject is the practical demonstration of the concept. For instance, if the topic is based on the seven wonders of the world a teacher with mixed reality and AR technology can guide them through the seven wonders of the world.

Alternatively, they can let the students explore the places in a three-dimensional, 360-degree environment with VR-enabled headsets. With the use of mixed reality technology, students do not just visually experience the place, they actually feel they are in the place.

Surgical applications

The use of mixed reality technology in medical applications can help transform the healthcare sector completely. By making use of VR headsets, with the incorporation of AR technology, surgeons could easily operate on their patients in a much more effective way than usual.

Mixed reality technology offers surgeons the convenience of viewing the Computed Tomography (CT), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans of the patients directly in 3D format. This could help surgeons detect the specific part of the patient’s anatomy where the operation is to be performed and hence complete the surgery effectively.

Hospital and Medical Clinics

MR headsets can detect patients and instantly providing relevant medical information to doctors, saving time during interactions and allowing doctors to more quickly respond to emergencies. Simply being able to see a patient’s vital signs without having to read screens or pull out paperwork can save valuable time and allow for more convenient patient interactions.

Unlike augmented reality, users can interact with virtual objects in mixed reality.

MR overlays pictures or recordings over a screen demonstrating reality through a versatile camera, brilliant glasses or headsets.

If you’ve experienced virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and were impressed, get ready for the best of both worlds in mixed reality (MR).

This capacity to cooperate with both physical and virtual items gives mixed reality advancements a colossal number of potential applications.


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