The revolution of the Virtual Reality in the field of the medicine
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Medicine and Virtual Reality

The technological development of Virtual Reality offers an enormous potential to change the future of some managerial sectors; from advertising to industry, spending for architecture, leisure or education.

Undoubtedly, one of the fields where more practical applications is living the Virtual Reality is the medicine. This way, psychologists and other medical professionals use, in an habitual way, this technology as method to increase the efficiency of the traditional therapies. They have achieved significant advances in pathologies as the disorder of Posttraumatic Stress, phobias problems or social disorders. But it is not the only medical sector in which the RV has already an important weight. Also it has appeared as a very effective tool in medicine students’ formation, specially in matters as the surgery.

But the thing does not stay there, in the last years advances have done amazements to themselves in the field of the virtual medicine, and everything aims at that treats itself only about the top of the iceberg. Serve this example: a study of Duke’s University (South Carolina, The United States) has discovered that the RV can have enormous benefits in the persons’ recovery that they suffer some type of paraplegia.

In addition, in last years, amazements advances have done in the field of the virtual medicine and, everything aims that this is only the top of the iceberg. Serve this example: a study of Duke’s University (South Carolina, The United States) has discovered that the RV can make enormous benefits in the persons’ recovery that they suffer some type of paraplegia.

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Study of anatomy with Virtual Reality

Also in the treatment of problems of anxiety significant advances have been seen. According to the Spanish Association of Private Psychiatry, near 40 % of the Spanish population will suffer anxiety or depression along his life. But it seems that thanks to virtual reality advances its future will be less dark.

The game of virtual reality “Deep”, a version of a real therapeutic exercise. It has been shown effective by those individuals who fight against the problems of anxiety, thanks to the use of a device that monitors his breathing. In particular, which does the game is to move the user to a natural space where he guides him during a process of easing that is achieved by a series of exercises of deep breathing of abdomen. According to the tests, this system manages to calm the anxiety of the patients in less than five minutes.

Undoubtedly, we are before a technology called to revolutionize the sector of the medicine. Who knows if of here to a few years it will be able to contribute so many advances and knowledge like the discovery of the X-rays or the finding of the penicillin did. What is clear is that it will have a crucial paper in the next years, in this one as in multitude of sectors.

In next post we will continue analyzing the impact that the Virtual Reality is having in the diverse fields and managerial sectors.

Sources: Magazine Entrepeneur, Spanish Association of Private Psychiatry 



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