What VR will do for clinical training

VR is coming.

Not just the highly publicized Samsung Gear or Oculus — there’s also HTC Vive with hand controllers, and the Magic Leap (currently in stealth mode). Apple has also been slowly acquiring companies in the VR space, and also recently filed patents for headsets.

Apple patent filing for VR headset

This new medium has the significant potential to change how doctors learn clinical skills. No longer do they have to practice skills on site at institutions, nor will institutions need to struggle to find patients for doctors to treat. 
$50,000 3D medical simulators will become obsolete, as doctors will have direct access to these technologies right in their own homes.

What do you think? Will VR live up to expectations in 2016? Will medical and dental institutions begin supporting this technology?

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