A look at the growth and investments in the digital healthcare sector and sub-sector of VR/AR over the last 18+ months, with some early analysis for 2022.
Explore why digital technologies and the data generated can change health and healthcare. XR has an essential role in realizing the potential of digital technologies to redefine healthcare. With healthcare increasingly adopting digital technologies and there is an opportunity to ensure we define the value proposition to reflect the full value of these technologies.
With the increasing need to address the global wellbeing crisis, how does the flourishing of our VR/AR technologies enable the acceleration of human wellbeing and potential? We are witnessing the rise of augmented and virtual reality (VR/AR) technologies as a field ripe for positively impacting human wellbeing. The multiverse will link our digital, physical and transformative spaces, creating a world where deep tech can help create deep humans, who can then create more deep tech. This growing category of technologies present massive opportunities to address mental and emotional wellbeing, physical and social wellness and human performance and potential at a scale and depth previously unimaginable. The widespread adoption of a new technology, such as VR and AR, brings with it a vast landscape filled with opportunities for new category leaders to be created. Crossed with the mission of accelerating human wellbeing through the multiverse, we will continue to see the growth of deep technologies who can redefine the state of global wellbeing at scale.
This talk will address several common problems associated with traditional systems in medicine and how Extended Reality technologies are solving them. This will include the use of Virtual Reality for preoperative planning and surgical simulation in neurosurgery and the impact of virtual reality on patient consultation and informed consent. Further attention will be given to the deployment of Augmented Reality technologies to help make brain and spine surgery safer and less invasive, including recent published data on early outcomes. Finally, we will cover broad scale development and deployment of Immersive Therapeutics for pain and anxiety as well as a comprehensive program for maternal mental health.
The push towards integrative medicine and preventative care are changing the way we think about what healthcare is and how we access it. In this presentation, OVR Technology founder Aaron Wisniewski will talk about the role Olfactory Virtual Reality plays in integrative health and the recently published study outlining the benefits, capabilities and limitations of this exciting new platform for health and wellness.
Dr. Diane Gromala’s pioneering VR work builds on her expertise in computer science and patient-centred interaction design, and focuses on clinic-to-home health technologies for managing chronic pain and chronic conditions. Since the 1990s, her innovative VR systems have been clinically tested in hospitals and clinics across the U.S. and Canada. In this talk, she will discuss how we can use patient-centred VR interventions to fight the opioid crisis and the potential of VR for managing chronic pain. She will also present patient-centered VR systems designed in the Pain Studies Lab and her ongoing evidence-based research.
Going to the hospital as a kid is never fun, however, pediatric facilities such as Children's Hospital Colorado are utilizing XR tech such as Augmented and Virtual Reality to change the pediatric hospital experience for the better. From distraction, pain management and Physical Therapy, to reducing the need for anesthesia; the use cases for immersive technology in pediatrics continue to grow every day. However, in order to continue this exciting evolution in patient care, healthcare institutions and developers must work together to make considerations and content that caters to the specific needs of children in the hospital, while also remaining engaging and fun!
Virtual reality provides mental health clinicians with a virtually unlimited array of possibilities for in-session use. The expertise of a clinician, when paired with a customizable, interactive, immersive environment, allows the client to process and work through a plethora of difficulties. This presentation will introduce the participant to the Virtual Sandtray-VR program and demonstrate examples of use with PTSD, phobias, and adjustment disorders.
Technology has revolutionized entire industries. But despite advancements in computing, commerce, and connectivity, healthcare has lagged behind. To democratize the healthcare industry, address the impending shortage of skilled physicians, and reduce surgical error for improved patient outcomes, immersive and intelligent technologies must be integrated into the operating room. Discover how Proprio is collaborating with groundbreaking industry leaders at world-class medical centers like UCSF to democratize healthcare using XR, AI, and real-time volumetric imaging to recode and redesign the practice of medicine. The future of surgery is finally here. * Joint presentation with Dr. Rajiv Saigal