Mixed Reality: How is it Helping Healthcare Propel?
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Mixed Reality: How is it Helping Healthcare Propel?

By CIOReview | Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Summary: Doctors can use mixed reality to track vital signs and changes in a patient's condition more proficiently than they can with the naked eye.

FREMONT, CA:Augmented reality and virtual reality are well-known, but what about mixed reality? This new type of interactive technology combines virtual reality and augmented reality to provide a new method of interacting with the world. Mixed reality also known as hybrid reality and extended reality, can transform almost any business, and the healthcare industry is no exception. Take a look at three ways mixed reality could transform the healthcare business.

Instant Diagnoses

For years, virtual reality has been used to let surgeons visualize a patient's anatomy that would otherwise be hard to observe. Mixed reality currently provides healthcare professionals with real-time data and visualizations that have the potential to transform treatments completely. Images and information can be displayed on top of a patient's body, and an instant analysis of the patient's condition can be performed. Doctors wearing mixed reality glasses will soon be able to glance at a patient and instantaneously know what the patient's vitals are and what the most likely diagnosis are.

Enhanced Surgery

Surgeons can employ mixed reality to perform virtual surgeries with greater precision than ever before. Real-time information (like blood pressure and heart rate), patient imaging, and other things can be shown into mixed reality glasses or screens. Doctors can use mixed reality to track vital signs and changes in a patient's condition more proficiently than they can with the naked eye. Mixed reality imaging also gives surgeons real-time 3D views of anatomy, allowing them to see more detail and make better decisions during procedures. With the benefits of mixed reality, even some of the riskiest treatments may become normal as technology advances.

Medical Training, Mixed Reality Style

Medical students can typically learn how to perform surgery in one of two ways: by seeing a live surgery or operating on a corpse. Now there's a third option: employing mixed reality to operate on a corpse. Medical students can operate on cadavers in an environment that mimics what it is like to operate on a live patient using mixed reality. These mixed reality operations can respond to a student's activities as if they were a real procedure because of the use of half reality and half simulation. Students can now conduct realistic virtual procedures without endangering anyone's life.