This post by Rachelle Chong was originally posted on Pryme
Virtual reality (VR) mostly makes headlines among gaming enthusiasts big and small. Gamers love to don a VR helmet and enter a fantasy world where they are transformed into a warrior, goddess, or other character. One of the most promising uses of virtual reality, however, is how it will transform healthcare in the immediate future for all of us.
I just got back from attending the tenth annual Body Computing Conference at USC Keck School of Medicine, Center for Body Computing. A number of the standout presentations used virtual reality (VR) applications to improve health care outcomes.