virtual reality is a technology widely used in the scientific world, with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health sector, but, until the appearance of smartphones, this technique could not be offered to the general public.
VIRTUAL REALITY IN MEDICINE
Virtual reality is a tool that has been used in the field of psychiatry and psychology for more than twenty years.
However, until the appearance of the Smartphone it was not possible for the general public to have access to it. Most of the therapeutic applications are based on the specific creation of a 3D environment that promotes the interaction of the patients.
The creation of an artificial immersive environment allows to administer expository therapies that pose no risk to the health of the patient and do not require that they should go in person to the consultation or to the therapist’s office.
Also, in the field of health, as in many others, virtual reality is a useful tool for the training and professional development of nurses and medical personnel in various disciplines. In this line, virtual reality also allows to organize medical congresses remotely.