CONNECTED HEALTH CONFERENCE • Boston, MA • October 25-27, 2017
Virtual reality was initially considered an expensive toy rather than a tool that might have an impact on health. But VR is beginning to be applied to several types of medical issues including pain and anxiety. It could even be one solution to the opioid crisis. Broader applications are being tested now and some even talk about having a “VR pharmacy” in hospitals and clinics. As with any new treatment understanding the effectiveness and safety of VR as it will soon move into a mainstream treatment option.
We are glad to have two experts in VR host a twitter chat on the topic – Dr. Brennen Spiegel (@BrennanSpiegel), Director, Health Services Research in Academic Affairs and Clinical Transformation at Cedars Sinai and Amanda Greene (@LALupusLady), a passionate advocate for Lupus and a VR user.
T1: How is VR used in healthcare now? How will VR be used in the near future? #Connect2Health
T2: Are there patients who can benefit more than others in VR treatment? #Connect2Health
T3: What are potential effects of at-home VR treatment & what safety measures need to be built in? #Connect2Health
T4: How does VR work to treat pain? #Connect2Health
T5: What are the issues preventing VR from becoming a mainstream tool? #Connect2Health