How virtual reality could transform health care

For those who ordered early, the long-awaited Oculus Rift starts shipping today, the HTC Vive is expected to officially ship April 5, and Sony’s Playstation VR is slated to arrive in October. Virtual reality headsets aimed at the consumer/gamer market are finally becoming a reality.

This would lead to not just better training simulations, but real-time surgeries performed in a virtual environment. Doctors would be able to get a much closer view, and from any angle, and work on a much smaller scale than previously possible.

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