Virtual Reality Systems in Healthcare

Introduction: Virtual reality is applied to education, entertainment, and medicine. In medical science, it is used both in the training of doctors and other healthcare-related specialists, as well as in the performing of medical procedures. Aim: The purpose of this work is to identify the scope of use of virtual reality systems in healthcare. Material and Method: Revised articles and research studies have been searched for over the last five years in the ‘Pubmed’ database, as well as in Universities' announcements. The keywords used in the search were: "Virtual Reality" "Movement Disorders" "Recovery", "Treatment of Diseases", "Robotic Surgery". Results: The use of virtual reality and robotic surgery with the Da Vinci system provides a complete picture of the patient before and during surgery, reducing the likelihood of errors. In addition, virtual reality methods such as Head Mounted Display, Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment and Kinect, Shark Punch, various types of exoskeleton, and other media are also used to rehabilitate motor, neurological and mental problems. Conclusion: Virtual reality is a modern technological innovation that helps people with disabilities improve their movement skills and is also used to improve the symptoms of serious neurological diseases. It also applies to medical education without endangering the patient.

Category: Volume 56, N 4
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Created Date: 15-12-2017
Authors: Stavroula Babali , Maria Tsirintani