The Little Journey app is designed to help put children at ease before they come in for surgery by providing information on what to expect.
Meadow House, a 15-bed inpatient unit and day hospice located at Ealing Hospital in London, has been trialling the use of VR headsets for the past month.
The Little Journey App includes a virtual reality doctor, nurse and anaesthetist, and gives a tour of the children’s day ward and recovery room.
AI diagnostics; personalised medicine; nanotechnology; and virtual relief, will be at the forefront of “healthy life solutions”, according to a report.
The tool aims to increase empathy and understanding of lesser-know symptoms by enabling healthcare professionals to experience them first hand through VR.
The interactive video follows a patient through their interactions with the multidisciplinary team; from the moment they make a GP appointment.
It’s the first simulation with HapticVR to receive CPD points and will cover the Fundamental Surgery total hip replacement training simulation.
Patients will be given a virtual MRI experience using virtual reality headsets in a bid to reduce the number of scans that need to be delayed or re-done.
The Countess of Chester Hospital and University of Chester will explore how VR can help patients practice and relearn daily activities following a stroke.
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Microsoft HoloLens is being introduced to operating theatres in a bid to make more patient information available to surgeons during operations.