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FREMONT, CA: The hype created around virtual reality has slowed down because most of the products were disappointing. Extended reality (XR) solutions are slowly rising, and it has been used for innovative cases, especially in the healthcare sector. Here is a market overview of the extended reality products and how the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and life science industry can use XR.
The extended reality consists of virtual reality and augmented reality. Using virtual reality, the user can completely immerse into the virtual surroundings by wearing a VR-headset that shows the human eye's images. For example, the PlayStation VR. Augmented reality can add virtual elements to real-world imagery. Generally, the camera can take a live picture, which is then analyzed in real-time and improves with more information. The best example of augmented reality is the smartphone game Pokemon Go. XR is not restricted to only VR headsets and smartphones. Other technologies like bendable displays, holographic projectors, or heads-up displays use the concept of XR.
Many businesses are still reluctant to use XR in the products because they are worried whether the product is mature enough or not. Yet, XR is utilized in several fields to improve the product and services, like a surgeon used XR so that it becomes easy for them to prepare for complicated processes that allow imitating real conditions as best as possible.
Car companies are using head-up displays to change the concept of car dashboards. Many warehouse companies are also utilizing smart glasses so that they can operate rapidly and with fewer errors. As more mature XR products, services, and platforms become available to the industries, more solutions are also becoming accessible.
XR in Life Sciences and Healthcare
Life science, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries are also utilizing XR to enhance their performances. With the utilization of such technologies in these fields, many clinical researchers and pharmaceutical companies, digital health start-ups, established companies, and big tech organizations invest in them. In life science, sector XR can be used for several reasons, and here are some of them.
• Physical therapy
• Parkinson's disease awareness
• Medical meetings
• VR-assisted clinical trials
• Stroke rehabilitation
• Surgeon training
• VR for pain management
• XR-controlled process adherence
• VR-assisted lazy eye treatment