Healthcare has become one of the big adopters of VR – using it as a teaching aid, to treat phobias & to manage chronic pain.
Surgeon Dr Shafi Ahmed became one of the first to offer a live virtual surgery experience in April 2016 at the Royal London hospital.
Meanwhile, in the US, VR has been used to help soldiers deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, manage chronic pain and for arachnophobics to overcome their fear of spiders.
HealthTech Asia 2017 will be showcasing the use of VR to treat chronic pain and in doing so, decreasing patient’s reliance on addictive pain killers. Join us on January 20th 2017 to meet the HealthTech experts !