Emerging Advancements for Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare

Emerging Advancements for Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare

Luis Pinto Coelho (Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal), Ricardo Queirós (Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal) and Sara Seabra Reis (Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)
Release Date: December, 2021|Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 308
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8371-5
ISBN13: 9781799883715|ISBN10: 179988371X|EISBN13: 9781799883722
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Within the last few years, devices that are increasingly capable of offering an immersive experience close to reality have emerged. As devices decrease in size, the interest and application possibilities for them increase. In the healthcare sector, there is an enormous potential for virtual reality development, as this technology allows, on the one hand, the execution of operations or processes at a distance, decoupling realities; and on the other hand, it offers the possibility of simulation for training purposes, whenever there are contexts of risk to the patient or to the health professional. However, virtual reality devices and immersion in virtual environments still requires some improvement as complaints such as headaches and nausea are still common among users, and so continuous research and development is critical to progress the technology.

Emerging Advancements for Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare synthesizes the trends, best practices, methodologies, languages, and tools used to implement virtual reality and create a positive user experience while also discussing how to implement virtual reality into day-to-day work with a focus on healthcare professionals and related areas. The application possibilities and their impact are transversal to all areas of health and fields such as education, training, surgery, pain management, physical rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, phobia therapy, and telemedicine. Covering topics such as mental health treatment and virtual simulations, it is ideal for medical professionals, engineers, computer scientists, researchers, practitioners, managers, academicians, teachers, and students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Brain-Computer Interfacing
  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Digital Psychology
  • E-Leaning
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Personalized Healthcare
  • Therapeutic Environment Simulation
  • Virtual Interaction
  • Virtual Simulations
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