Access to healthcare was traditionally restricted to the availability of the medical practitioner at the healthcare center, clinics, or hospitals. Though treating patients through smartphones via video and audio calls existed, it saw a spike during the pandemic. And many immersive technologies like augmented reality saw adoption in the healthcare sector to improve the care provided to patients.
This generation of healthcare practitioners is practical and they are ready to adapt to any changes that come their way to improve their performance as well as to provide better care and educate their patients. Let’s check out three main problems solved by augmented reality in the healthcare sector.
How AR Overcomes 3 Key Problems in Healthcare
1. Strict Training Timelines
Usually, the training in the healthcare sector happens as a long day event where the faculty will be in charge of the training sessions. But sometimes, this training can extend to many days. What if instead of a long day faculty-led training session, AR can be utilized to provide immersive training and the students can learn at their own pace and that too repeatedly until they are thorough even in their homes? It can shorten the timelines for training and will help the learners grasp the lessons quickly.
2. Patient Experience and Education
Telehealth lets care providers have video conferencing with patients to discuss their ailments and concerns and to give them the right care. Sometimes describing the symptoms to the doctors can be difficult for the patients but with AR, patients will be able to express their symptoms better. And it will be easier for the doctors to accurately diagnose them. This also opens up the opportunity to make patients better understand their condition and the need to follow the medicines and treatment the doctor recommends.
3. Assistance in Critical Situations
With the help of augmented reality apps, assisting fellow health practitioners is quite easy. A doctor can take help from a senior doctor while performing a critical surgery through an augmented reality app and get guided throughout the surgery. This makes complex surgeries happen with less risk and makes working with remote mentors or experts easily.
Augmented Reality in Healthcare is the Future!
The healthcare sector will continue to evolve and we can see some major shifts happening in the coming years. When you decide to adopt immersive technology in your healthcare organization, do reach out to us for a detailed plan of action and our experts will help you find value in our augmented reality solutions.