New Age XR technologies enhancing Mental and Palliative Healthcare.

XR technologies

On the occasion of the 10th of October Which is observed as World Mental health day And this time also as World Hospice and Palliative care day because it’s second Saturday so both these events fall on the same day.

Learn more about World Mental health day and World Hospice and Palliative care day:

world mental health day
World hospice and Palliative Care day

Mental healthcare is quite well known but Hospice and Palliative care are relatively lesser Known to the general public, to give a brief this domain of healthcare primarily focuses on providing care and comfort to patients suffering from a life-limiting illness.

Palliative care improves the quality of life of patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses. It also takes the well being of their family members in remuneration.

Palliative care is associated with facing the problems related with life-threatening illnesses, through the prevention and relief of suffering.

The means of early identification, assessment, treatment of pain and other problems through physical, psycho-social and spiritual understanding are its main aim.” Dr Manisha Singh, Palliative Care Physician, Gujarat Cancer Research Institute.

● To learn more about Organizations working in the field of Hospice and Palliative care in India Visit the following:

Indian Association of Palliative Care
Pallium IndiaAatmaja cancer care and support center

On this occasion of world mental Health and World Hospice and Palliative care day let’s understand how New Age XR Technologies such as Virtual reality and Augmented reality are enhancing healthcare infrastructure for Mental as well as Hospice and Palliative Care.

We will discuss what this technology has to offer and what will be the future role of immersive technology in the healthcare infrastructure with Global as well as the Indian perspective.

To start with let’s understand a bit about immersive technology:

XR technology refers to technology that attempts to emulate a physical world through the means of a digital or simulated world by creating a surrounding sensory feeling, thereby creating a sense of immersion. Virtual reality, Augmented reality and Mixed reality are the three main divisions of immersive technology.

To understand Immersive technology in detail Visit the following:

Immersive technology information

Role of immersive technology in the field of mental health and palliative care:

As per Dr. Walter Greenleaf Who is the Director of Stanford University Virtual Human Interaction Lab “The deepest and most Significant market for VR will be in clinical care and in improving health and wellness”.

XR technologies  has emerged as an effective tool for pain management as well as to kindle the feeling of joy by diverting the patient’s attention to pleasant and breathtaking experiences which have resulted in a reduction of self-reported pain and time spent thinking about pain by numerous studies.

It also helps patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses to have amazing experiences like traveling, swimming right in the comfort of their home.

XR also helps with treating mental health issues like anxiety,depression,  stress, PTSD, Insomnia ETC just to name the few.

Use of XR for healthcare has been increasing day by as required hardware and software are getting commercially viable.

● Do check out the following to understand the role of immersive technology in healthcare:

Forbes
Scientific American
Medium
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Role of Startups, Companies, and innovators in making immersive technology mainstream to healthcare.  

XR Healthcare market is projected to reach 33.72 Billion dollars by 2027 but to achieve that, Starting from device manufacturers like Oculus and Pico to Software developers and immersive content creators all have to work in coordination with the healthcare organizations and patients to make the best solutions which will create actual impact.

It is see that Europe and America are very aggressive for the adoption of such technologies but India is a bit behind but recently it has started to look into this technologies as many companies,startups and healthcare institutes have started  working on it and is expected to grow  rapidly.  

Role of VR upchar.

The Mission of VR upchar is to make immersive technology an integral part of healthcare infrastructure.

We provide immersive technology services along with all the necessary technical support to healthcare providers to harness the full potential of this technology for the enhancement of the quality of care provided to patients.

VR upchar strives to make adoption of immersive technology to healthcare infrastructure hassle-free by understanding the needs of patients as well as healthcare stakeholders and collaborating with hardware manufacturers, content developers, and innovators to get the best possible outcomes.

Author:
Jeet jhaveri
Founder VR upchar