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Top 10 AR/VR based Application for Healthcare Industry – 2020

Despite being in the early days of adoption, augmented reality (AR) and virtual (VR) are already delivering a transformative impact on healthcare systems worldwide. Both multimedia technologies are bringing new opportunities for healthcare professionals in enhancing the physical and mental health of patients.

In the clinical setting, AR and VR are helping care teams and physicians at the point of care. For instance, surgeons can use a heads-up display to provide a data overlay on the patient’s body during surgery or to visualize the entire procedure during pre-surgical planning. This heads-up display allows the user to see either real and projected objects or data at the same time. AR is beginning to enable clinicians with the ability to project medical images, such as X rays, directly onto the patient and in alignment with the patient’s body—even as the person moves—to provide clinicians with more precise lines of sight into internal anatomy. In the educational setting, undergraduate and graduate medical education programs are increasingly incorporating AR and VR enabled medical devices and other related solutions. One specific example would be the use of virtual cadavers in anatomy training, which can be extended to practice sessions with an AR-enhanced smartphone.

Another area where AR and VR are showing immense promise is in the treatment of a range of mental disorders. By allowing patients to experiment and interact with stressful or new environments, both AR and VR act as powerful facilitators of personal change, addressing complex thoughts and feelings. At the same time, VR is also used in helping amputees to get accustomed to their state and experience once again their missing limbs.

At this juncture, there is a wide variety of AR and VR-based healthcare solution providers entering the industry with a set of advanced and integrated offerings. To help companies strengthen their healthcare capabilities and simultaneously enable growth in the industry, Healthcare Tech Outlook has compiled a list of the top 10 AR/VR based applications for the healthcare industry. The list comprises prominent organizations in the industry that solve healthcare challenges by implementing the current trends in the space. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.

We present to you Healthcare Tech Outlook’s “Top 10 AR/VR based Application for Healthcare Industry – 2020.”

    Top AR/VR based Application for Healthcare Industry

  • BioDigital was founded in 2013 to offer accessible, cost-effective, and scalable state-of-the-art 3D health visualization solutions. The company launched the first fully cloud-based virtual body platform, the BioDigital Human that provides a comprehensive model of human anatomy, diseases, and treatments. Addressing the modern demand to learn anywhere, anytime in a much more engaging format, the platform enhances learning outcomes and treatment for medical professionals and patients. BioDigital also offers an interactive 3D content authoring suite named Human Studio, toolkits for developers to embed BioDigital in any digital solution, and most recently, extensions to access all the interactive 3D content in the latest AR/VR technology.

  • Ocutrx Vision Technologies offers a revolutionary AR headset for patients with macular degeneration and other central eye defects called Oculenz. With the motto of “AR Glasses for the Masses,” Oculenz, possessing the widest field-of-vision in the industry, ensures a clear line-of-sight to the user without obstructing their field-of-view. The Oculenz headset conducts a visual field test per eye to map a patient’s retinal defects. Based on the test, the headset locates the scotoma present in the patient’s eye and displays the images to the functional areas of the retina or areas adjacent to the peripheral retina through neuroadaptation, and this can be adjusted using the controls on the headset. With eye-tracking cameras and infrared technology, the scotoma in the eye is aligned with the scotoma marker in the headset to provide uninterrupted vision to the user. Oculenz offers a 120-degree field-of-view with a resolution of 60 pixels per degree, which is the highest an eye can see at 20/20.

  • AMA


    AMA develops Xperteye, an advanced remote collaborative solution using smart glasses. It connects field operators to remote experts allowing on-site workers to share their vision with off-site observers while keeping their hands free and receiving live guidance (field of view annotation, file sharing, etc.), wherever they are. Today used in 62 countries, AMA XpertEye helps a hundred companies from the manufacturing, transportation, oil & gas, construction, healthcare or even the education fields to meet their challenges through live remote assistance, expertise and knowledge sharing.

  • CSE Software

    CSE Software

    CSE Software is a privately held IT company that excels at managing business with large-scale clients. CSE can define, design and deploy projects on any level, on time and on budget. The team at CSE creates solutions that fit the customer’s exact needs using the appropriate technology for each project. Custom software, simulation, mobile and web development are their core strengths. CSE offers 24x7 customer support for their own products or can staff support for clients'​ businesses as well.

  • EON Reality

    EON Reality

    They believe that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, they have spent the last 20 years developing the de-facto standard for AR/VR education and industry solutions that support devices from mobile phones to head-mounted displays to large-scale screens and facilities. With more than 20 locations worldwide, EON Reality has created the largest AR/VR training library with over 8,000 applications and 40 million users around the world.

  • ImmersiveTouch


    ImmersiveTouch creates fully explorable 3D virtual reality models from a patient’s own CT and MR data. ImmersiveTouch is equipped with a suite of revolutionary features designed to enable clinicians to rapidly visualize and engage with patient-specific anatomy in 3D virtual reality. ImmersiveTouch is designed to take the guess work out of CT and MR visualization.

  • Kinetic Vision

    Kinetic Vision

    Kinetic Vision integrates advanced technologies to accelerate product innovation within a broad array of industries including medical, consumer electronics, transportation, aerospace and consumer packaged goods. The company is an industry leader in multiple categories, including smart product and medical device development, packaging innovation, product quality engineering, software/app development, machine learning, AR/VR/XR and visual communication. Kinetic Vision’s breadth of expertise and full suite of software and hardware tools enables them to meet complex product development challenges with an efficient concept-to-production solution.

  • Novarad


    Novarad enables healthcare providers to take control of their medical images through its full diagnostic suite. Ncompass Enterprise Imaging, along with user-configurable clinical workflow modules, gives facilities the solutions they need to accelerate the quality of care while assuring consistent and predictable costs. The innovative OpenSight augmented reality system overlays medical images directly onto the patient’s body in order to enable accurate registration for surgical planning. Novarad improves the practice of medicine by continually developing and refining our advanced imaging technologies to benefit providers and patients.

  • OSSimTech


    OSSimTech specializes in the creation of high-fidelity open surgery training simulators for spine, orthopaedic trauma, and total joint replacement. Their simulators combine high-fidelity anatomy and proprietary haptics, using authentic surgical instruments and intraoperative guidance in the form of x-ray imaging, effectively replicating the surgical experience for residents and attendings. OSSimTech Simulators provide an on-demand, realistic experience to gain psychomotor skills and spatial awareness in an environment that is risk-free to the patient while preparing the user for today’s advanced surgical procedures.

  • SentiAR


    SentiAR is a digital health, software device company adding a new dimension to clinical practice in interventional procedures. SentiAR’s mission is to transform the experience for both patient and clinician in interventional procedures with a 3D augmented reality platform featuring real-time holographic visualization of the patient’s actual anatomy, “floating” over the patient. The visualization is fully controllable “hands-free” by the clinician, providing an ergonomic breakthrough for the treatment and analysis of cardiac arrhythmias within an interventional catheter lab environment. SentiAR is developing the platform for eventual FDA submission.