Immersive multimedia, hybrid realities and computer-generated sensory experiences place doctors and patients into fantasy worlds. Our fascination with digital cameras has evolved into a curiosity about head-mounted displays (HMD) and 360-degree immersion videos. Virtual worlds have enabled open access into an environment where non-real-world experiences are nested within physical experiences.
Three emerging realities will change the hospital experience with unparalleled possibilities:
- Virtual reality (VR): full immersion, a simulated reality.
- Mixed reality: partial immersion, virtual objects in a real world.
- Augmented reality (AR): information overlay, simulated information on top of the real world.
CIO explores how advances in virtual reality are creating worlds that heal, featuring ICT’s MedVR initiatives. Read the full article here.