Providers Increasingly Use Virtual Reality To Boost Preventive Care
Virtual reality platforms could help bolster preventive care efforts. Such technology allows users to experience and process various scenarios in the same way they would a real-life experience. Collaborations among health care researchers and virtual-reality simulation developers are starting to test ways in which the technology can support public health efforts. For example, a project at the University of Georgia uses virtual reality to show individuals the potential effects of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages.
- "Virtual Reality Simulations Offer Potential for Breakthrough in Preventive Care" (Westervelt, Wall Street Journal, 6/28).