Virtual-Reality Simulations as Part of a Comprehensive Treatment Strategy
// By Lisa D. Ellis //
Imagine that you’re lounging on the beach of a tropical island, listening to the waves lapping at the shore, feeling the breeze wafting over your skin, and hearing the seagulls squawk.
With the latest virtual-reality tools that exist today, you—and your patients—can have this type of relaxing experience even if you’re in New York City in the middle of a snowstorm. And while this concept offers an appealing way to escape the stresses of everyday life, it also holds much promise for healthcare providers to use as part of a comprehensive treatment strategy to address an array of diagnoses.