Recently I could read an impressive publication made by @pedrobrito2004 entitled Using Virtual Reality for a painful goodbye in which he spoke about a use of the virtual reality for a farewell of a mother with a daughter who had died, in this case the use faith the Virtual Reality (VR) was in the area of the psychology, although I did a reservation as soon as a possible negative effect of this therapeutic resource I do not stop being surprised by the diversity of uses that are giving to this technology.
That is why I wanted to investigate a little more deeply and know how science and technology are moving in this direction and know that other areas are benefiting from this resource.
"Virtual reality could be defined as a computer system that generates real time representations of reality, which in fact are no more than illusions since it is a perceptive reality without any physical support and that only occurs inside computers."Source
The first uses given to Virtual Reality were in the field of video games and for training in general, but considering its infinite possibilities I will soon expand its use to other areas, I will highlight as first one that is of my particular interest:
If there is one area that is particularly benefiting from the use of VR, it is this one, as it makes it easier for medical schools to do practice, bringing the possibility of harming a real human being while learning to do so to zero.
This is particularly important since it allows you to have previous practices as many times as necessary so that when these students graduate and go to the work field they can face it with greater peace of mind since they will have experienced different similar situations or greater emotional stress.
It should also be noted that the use of VR together with robotics allows the practitioners to acquire practical skills in the mastery of some skills such as organ recognition, use of equipment and instruments of different kinds, among many other things.
For those already more experienced there is a great advantage in the surgical field, since it allows you to recreate (with the help of programmers) the virtual human body anatomy of a particular patient, and practice the surgery you need, minimizing the chances of errors in the surgical act, since it allows you to foresee what may happen, also extends the use to the postoperative process, considering what may happen after leaving the operating room and previously establish the measures to be taken.
Other areas of health where the use of VR is proving very successful in the field of mental health include the treatment of phobias and psychological trauma and also pain management through distraction techniques. Not to mention that it is less important.
*Practically all sciences are benefiting from this technology, although some classical scholars have some resistance to using it, but there is no doubt that in the future it will be a great tool in the treatment of different psychological pathologies.
I hope you have been able to learn something new from this article. We will continue to meet in other publications in which I intend to highlight other important uses that are currently giving to the Virtual Reality and how it will impact us positively in the future.
I invite you to visit Project.hope and learn about the benefits of this project for all those interested in growing while helping others to grow.