According to research and consulting firm IndustryARC, augmented and virtual reality in healthcare is predicted to generate $2.54 billion globally by 2020. Augmented reality is a mix of the real and virtual worlds, like Project X-Ray. With virtual reality, the entirety of the experience is digital. In healthcare, the two areas these technologies will be most utilized are training and rehabilitation
However, almost every medical domain will have applications and opportunities to use AR/VR to diagnose and treat diseases. Here’s how it will change how surgeons work and train.