Potential and challenges of Virtual Reality in healthcare

Virtual Reality as a means to relax for both clients and family care givers. VR when treating phobia and anxieties or during resuscitation training.  Using VR to look around your home when hospitalized for a long period of time. The possibilities seem endless for both treatment methods and trainings. These applications are rapidly developed and designed within the Brainport region. 

During the Dutch Design Week 2017 the Maxima Medisch Centrum, Eindhoven University of Technology, GGzE and Coöperatie Slimmer Leven organized an event on October 23 where all these initiatives came together. At Virtual Healthcare, as the evening was called, the role of Virtual Reality on healthcare issues were discussed with the 86 participants. 

At the Health Embassy at the Dutch Design Week the broad spectrum of new healthcare applications are shown which should lead to a clarifying and memorable experience to all stakeholders of care and health.