Nowadays virtual reality (VR) games are getting popular. These games are a safe alternative to real-world games due to the fear of the pandemic getting you. Now, what if we told that virtual Reality games could be used in healthcare in the future. Don’t get our drift? Well, you will once you go through all that we have to say on the matter.
VR and Healthcare
Now, we will speak just very plainly so that nothing is confusing. We know that while playing a VR game, we get teleported into a different world where we can do loads of things. The experience of a VR game is very real and as the days go by, these games are getting better in mimicking reality. Now, in a hospital every patient has to go through a rehabilitation process. The process mainly involves exercises and these exercises are usually boring.
Imagine what if VR games were developed in which a patient could do certain activities that would provide the exercise needed in a fun manner. Not only that, even a bedridden patient could walkabout for a bit and be happy.
If one is creative enough then there are no boundaries to the application of VR in healthcare. And there are companies that are already developing games like these. But VR tech is expensive. So, VR can only be in healthcare if health insurances cover the bills. But will they? Let’s explore this angle a bit more.
Health insurances – will they cover VR bills?
So, almost everyone has health insurance. Health insurances cover all the expenditure of the hospital. The thing is, VR treatment right now is not offered by any hospital. As such health insurance won’t cover these bills. This thing can change in the future.
It is just that the companies developing the healthcare VR games will have to make really good games and then market these games in the best way possible. If they are able to do so, then more and more people will opt for it.
This in turn will give the health insurance companies the reason to include VR healthcare in their packages. Now only one thing more is left to discuss.
Will the tech be profitable?
From what we just discussed above it seems that if done properly the VR healthcare games could help make the companies make them make a fortune. VR today is just attracting more and more people today. Almost every one of us knows how to use a VR headset. And as this current generation and generations after this will grow older, they will need healthcare. This generation will be well versed in the use of VR and so will see the positive side of it. It will see that one can have fun even while in a hospital.
Thus, to sum it up, the VR healthcare games may take a while to settle in but they definitely have the potential to develop into a billion-dollar business in the coming times.