Virtual Reality, Telemedicine, and Beyond: Some Examples

Virtual Reality, Telemedicine, and Beyond: Some Examples

Franco Orsucci (Institute of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Catholic University of Rome, Italy) and Nicoletta Sala (Universita della Svizzera Italiano, Switzerland)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-479-8.ch024
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Abstract

This chapter introduces virtual reality and telemedicine as instruments inserted in a path of medicine. It argues that virtual reality, combined with communication technologies, offers potential help to doctors and psychiatrists in overcoming physical and geographic barriers, and examining patients in remote locations. The authors describe two examples for better health and therapy. They hope that understanding these technologies and their use in the field of the medicine will help doctors use them in their future work.

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