Virtual Reality: A Serious Tool for Business!
Tools such as the telephone, the typewriter, and the desktop computer gradually evolved from novelties to business necessities. At CodeReal, we believe wholeheartedly that VR will also become one of those must-have tools that you can’t imagine doing without. Over the next few weeks, we are going to explore a variety of ways that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can make significant impacts on how the world will do business over the next decade.
Medical training was one of the first industries to recognize the value of virtual reality for surgical skill-building. The healthcare industry realized the value of VR to train without producing negative patient outcomes. The addition of VR to the world of medical training, allows medical students, as well as practicing physicians, to train in a variety of skill sets from simple surgical routines, to life-saving procedures. Medical students can now practice a wide range of techniques repeatedly in VR.
Continuous practice allows for greater skill development and competency once new practitioners enter the field. Repeated drilling also allows instructors to identify areas of concern so that the student is receiving much more individualized, targeted instruction. Practicing physicians can rehearse a particularly complicated procedure just prior to entering the operating room, or work on developing a new technique for complicated cases. Medical innovation theories can now be demonstrated in 3D versus conceptualized and then executed on expensive practice cadavers.
Medical training is just a small example of what is possible when using virtual reality for training. It’s not a fad, but rather a proven technology.