Mixed reality along with AR and VR with its added interactive capabilities, has a strong ability to improve both the digital and real view of medicine.
FREMONT, CA: Technologies like AR, VR, and Mixed Reality alter the knowledge and is transforming and becoming a reality of everyday life. The spatial computing, the catch-all term for these types of perception-altering systems, allows the medical platform to experience more than ever before. VR is being used in neuropsychology to enhance the traditional evaluation of executive functions. VR training in healthcare can favorably bridge the gap between the theory as well as practice.
When it comes to the operating room, virtual reality surgery is limited by the immersive nature of the system. It may be quite some time before virtual reality used in hospitals is standard practice. In terms of surgery, VR may never be the ideal intraoperative solution, since the clinician can't see the real patient while wearing the headset. Mixed and augmented reality surgery seem to be more suited to the OR since they combine the real and virtual to assist during surgical procedures.
In terms of augmented reality in healthcare, augmented reality assisted surgery already exists. With today's technology, digital objects can be covered with a microscope. Digital structures can be seen on the top of the real patient. The structures can represent delicate parts of the brain or a tumor and help the surgeon big time.
For MR aided surgery, several organizations are developing applications and medical devices that help the clinicians to interact with patient data, even in the operating room. With the planned out surgical plan overlaid onto the real patient, the operator can be accurately guided during the surgery. When multiple surgeons join the processes, they have the advantage of quick support for surgical decision-making. The future of MR is in the hospital and definitely in the operating room are bound to be endless.