Supported Studies

There are numerous ways virtual reality can be used which provide enormous benefits to us. These include:

  • Healthcare/surgery
  • Military
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Business
  • The media
  • Sport
  • Rehabilitation/treatment of phobias

The list of applications for VR is endless. Virtual reality may have been considered an overnight sensation but it has been re-invented under the term ‘virtual environments’ and is proving to be useful in ways which had never been previously considered.

Here is a list of links to various research studies that have been performed to validate the use of VR in health care.

Medicine:

Virtual Reality in Medicine

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-22041-3_14

Using Virtual Reality Simulation Environments to Assess Competence for Emergency Medicine Learners

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acem.13308/full

Virtual Reality and Medical Inpatients: A Systematic Review of Randomized, Controlled Trials

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5373791/

Virtual reality in the assessment, understanding, and treatment of mental health disorders

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychological-medicine/article/virtual-reality-in-the-assessment-understanding-and-treatment-of-mental-health-disorders/A786FC699B11F6A4BB02B6F99DC20237

Nursing:

Using the Virtual Reality World of Second Life to Promote Patient Engagement

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5593144/

Virtual Reality Clinical Simulations: A Wilsonian Concept Analysis of an Emerging Phenomenon

http://healthcare-communications.imedpub.com/virtual-reality-clinical-simulations-a-wilsonian-concept-analysis-of-an-emerging-phenomenon.php?aid=18549

Development of Teaching Materials in Basic Nursing Using Virtual Reality -Ceiling Image Teaching Materials of a Hospital Room-.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28331123

A low cost virtual reality system for home based rehabilitation of the arm following stroke: a randomised controlled feasibility trial

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269215516640320

Traditional Instruction versus Virtual Reality Simulation: A Comparative Study of Phlebotomy Training among Nursing Students in Kuwait.

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C45&as_ylo=2016&q=virtual+reality+in+nursing&btnG=

EMS:

Using Virtual Reality Simulation Environments to Assess Competence for Emergency Medicine Learners

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acem.13308/full

Screen-Based Simulation and Virtual Reality for Pediatric Emergency Medicine

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1522840116300210

Enhancing Disaster Preparedness Exercises with Virtual Reality Simulations

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/enhancing-disaster-preparedness-exercises-with-virtual-reality-simulations/82E2434F36A50FA6B80728673DEB9F0A