6. Virtual and mixed reality for medical education
Virtual and mixed reality for medical education is projected to be a top innovation of 2019. VR and MR helps navigate the human anatomy in virtual reality in a more realistic way.
Medical education hasn’t changed in 300 years, Dr. Neil Mehta, a doctor at the Education Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, said at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit this year.
In healthcare, VR and MR can provide hands-on training in procedures, techniques and equipment without the need for a cadaver. It also allows medical students to simulate patient interactions and procedures in a low-risk and more immersive and realistic way.
“What do the physicians of tomorrow need?” Mehta said.