• Here’s how it works: the doctor stands at a workstation wearing a pair of 3D glasses. A 3D image of an organ floats in front of you, an exact replica of a patient’s heart, colon, or brain. Using a stylus, you can turn, dissect, zoom, remove pieces—basically manipulate the image however you want.
  • The medical field is one of the first to embrace the potential of VR. The virtual colonoscopy procedure for example is becoming a popular alternative to the dreaded optical colonoscopy (recommended as a regular procedure for every person over age 50). Instead of requiring total sedation and a full day of recovery, the virtual procedure allows the doctor to examine a CT scan of the colon to identify any potentially cancerous lesions.
  • The company is still at an early stage, but they are seeing positive results in a variety of different areas. With the ability to more fully understand a patient’s anatomy, doctors can produce better outcomes for patients in less time, which not only benefits the doctors themselves, but significantly reduces risks to the patient in question.

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