At Smart Phone Health Care, we’re going to try and cover all sorts of interesting topics related to technology in health care. We definitely won’t try and limit this blog to just smart phone apps or medical devices that work with smart phones (although, we hope to cover a lot of medical apps for smart phones as well).
With that noted, I was intrigued by this article that came across my twitter stream about the projected growth of virtual reality in the healthcare sector.
The article comments that “According to the report, in 2010, the U.S. market for VR applications in healthcare reached approximately $670 million in sales.” That’s a pretty nice market. Definitely bigger than I expected it to be.
Here’s their list of how virtual reality is being used in healthcare: “virtual reality (VR) has been integrated into a broad portfolio of healthcare activities, including clinical IT systems, operating rooms, schools of medicine and treatment programs for returning U.S. soldiers.”