Where we are
Virtual reality’s core purposes of distraction and education are proving valuable in healthcare. VR headsets have been trialled successfully in Wales to treat pain and anxiety during labor and they are becoming popular workplace development tools to train employees to deal with challenging interpersonal situations.
Where we’re going
Health is a black box for most people. AI merged with mixed reality experiences could demystify aspects of it, either through real-life simulations of specific health scenarios, or portraying extreme visualizations to give people an understanding of their body. Imagine traveling into the human body like the Magic School Bus or viewing your own body through a small ingestible pill camera.
How to think about it
Consider ways mixed reality can make healthcare more accessible, empower people to take more responsibility for their health, or drive down costs with scaled solutions.