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The Era of Immersive Health Technology


immersive health technologies are revolutionising the delivery of frontline healthcare, therapeutic
techniques, and research. They also offer great potential to improve the training of healthcare
professionals through reality-simulation training. This review paper summarises the current
developments and uses of four types of immersive health technology: augmented reality, virtual
reality, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Current examples of their use in healthcare,
opportunities and pitfalls, and how the use of these technologies could be improved further in the
future are highlighted. How technology that once appeared to be only visionary is now part of day-today life for many patients and consumers is also addressed.

Categories Biomedical science, Medicine, Health and Social Care
Keywords artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), immersive health, machine learning (ML), virtual reality (VR)
Author Andrew R. J. Mitchell, Austin Gibbs, Robbie Bremner
Date published 2020
Document type Report
Organisation Health and Community Services
IRR Code IRR/HCS/2020.43737
File Type pdf