Virtual Reality in Medicine

Virtual Reality in Medicine

Theodoros N. Arvanitis (University of Birmingham, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-982-3.ch008


This chapter explores the technological quest of virtual reality within the field of medicine. Although the author does not intend to provide an exhaustive review of the various health informatics applications of VR over the past 15 years of its development, he presents some of the major technological breakthroughs and their impact in the provision of healthcare services to the point-of-need (i.e., the patient).

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