The advancement of modern technology is a perpetual cycle that enhances the current ways in which we live and our quality of life, while also improving upon older technological conceptions. Just recently, virtual reality (VR), has risen to the top as a result of the media’s fascination with the profound level of sophistication with which the product operates. The first concept of virtual reality was developed in 1968 by Ivan Sutherland. Since then, Sutherland’s rudimentary invention has blossomed, as have its potential applications in life irrespective of the entertainment industry with which it is most commonly associated. Specifically, virtual reality’s applications in the healthcare industry are unprecedented and endless. As a matter of fact, the virtual reality market in medicine is “projected to grow to $3.8 billion by 2020, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts,” and “Grand View Research predicts this market to grow to a whopping $5.1 billion by 2025”. These projections make it apparent that in just a few years, significant and valuable progress will be made in medical VR technology.
"The Future of Healthcare Delivery,"
Osmosis Magazine: Vol. 2019
, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/osmosis/vol2019/iss2/9