Developments could lead to lower costs, better outcomes
Rapid advancements in the field of virtual reality are leading to new developments in cardiovascular treatment and improved outcomes for patients, according to a review paper published today in JACC: Basic to Translational Science. Extended reality applications in cardiac care include education and training, pre-procedural planning, visualization during a procedure and rehabilitation in post-stroke patients.
“For years, virtual reality technology promised the ability for physicians to move beyond 2D screens in order to understand organ anatomy noninvasively,” said Jennifer N.A. Silva, MD, FHRS, assistant professor of pediatrics and cardiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and lead author of the paper. “However, bulky equipment and low-quality virtual images hindered these developments. Led by the mobile device industry, recent hardware and software developments—such as head mounted displays and advances in display systems—have enabled new classes of 3D platforms that are transforming clinical cardiology.”
Virtual reality provides complete control over the wearer’s visual and auditory experience as they interact within a completely synthetic environment, while augmented reality allows the wearer to see their native environment while placing 2D or 3D images within it. Merged reality and mixed reality allow for interaction with digital objects while preserving a sense of presence within the true physical environment. These technologies make up the full spectrum of extended reality, which is transforming the practice of cardiovascular medicine.
Advances in this technology allow patients and family members to better understand their cardiac conditions, helping them to make more informed decisions surrounding their medical care. Medical students and trainees can better visualize cardiac abnormalities with virtual reality, which allows trainees to simulate operating environments and multiple physicians to interact while viewing the same educational material in a natural environment. Additionally, 3D workstations may assist physicians in assessing the heart in surgical situations where it may be difficult to see.
However, the authors point out that there are still challenges and limitations.
“These technologies are still constrained due to cost, size, weight and power to achieve the highest visual quality, mobility, processing speed and interactivity,” Silva said. “Every design decision to mitigate these challenges affects applicability for use in each procedural environment.”
Still, according to the research, early data show that improved visualization due to this technology will allow physicians to learn more quickly, interpret images more accurately and accomplish interventions in less time. These improvements will most likely translate into lower cost procedures and better outcomes for patients.
The Latest on: Virtual reality
via Google News
The Latest on: Virtual reality
- A man married a hologram of a virtual reality singer in Japan on November 13, 2018 at 12:50 am
Akihiko Kondo, a 35-year-old school administrator, married a hologram of the virtual reality singer Hatsune Miku in Tokyo. Kondo shared that he had been in love with Miku for over a decade. None of Ko... […]
- Here's why virtual reality still hasn't taken off, despite being around for nearly 2 decades on November 12, 2018 at 2:37 pm
Following is a transcript of the video. Michelle Yan: Believe it or not, virtual reality has been around for nearly 20 years. And yet, it still feels like a random experiment instead of the next mains... […]
- Watch Wiz Khalifa, Leslie Jones and Jonah Hill Experience Virtual Reality in New Oculus Ad on November 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm
Oculus has a new star-studded 60-second spot that aims to highlight how virtual reality entertainment—not just gaming—could be appealing to the masses. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, th... […]
- Immersive Virtual Reality Market To Witness Considerable Upsurge During 2018-2025 on November 12, 2018 at 8:43 am
Virtual reality can be used to create an illusion of imagined reality or reality, this system uses stereoscopic goggles that provides the three-dimensional imaginary. The three-dimensional world of th... […]
- Augmented reality and Virtual reality in healthcare market Outlook, Geographical Segmentation, Industry Size & Share, Comprehensive Analysis to 2025 on November 12, 2018 at 8:41 am
The Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality in Healthcare market report explores and analyses the essential factors of market depending on present industry situations, market needs, business strategies an... […]
- Echo Combat brings 4v4 zero-gravity combat to virtual reality on November 12, 2018 at 8:00 am
Echo Combat debuts on Thursday as the latest zero-gravity robot-fighting virtual reality game from Ready At Dawn Studios. The Oculus Rift with Touch title is based on the gameplay of the Irvine ... […]
- Virtual Reality Real-Estate Could Become A Billion Dollar Business on November 12, 2018 at 4:15 am
Earlier this week, someone reportedly paid $215,000 for a 126-parcel estate. It sounds like a steal, except in terms of “location, location, location”, which in this case is … virtual, and gives new m... […]
- Gaunt Francis Architects talks virtual reality and the justified cost of HTC’s Vive Pro on November 11, 2018 at 8:55 am
HTC launched its Vive Pro full kit earlier this year with an eye-watering price of £1,299 here in the UK. While we respect cutting edge technology here at KitGuru, justifying the cost seemed almost im... […]
- Kings debuting virtual reality experience that allows fans to see game from scorer's table on November 10, 2018 at 3:38 pm
A couple young Sacramento Kings fans are going to experience Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers in a whole new way. The Kings are debuting new virtual reality technology that will ... […]
via Bing News