Using Augmented Reality to Improve Patient Outcomes With Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Digital technology is already immensely integrated within health care, but new innovations in this space could result in unconventional opportunities to improve patient outcomes. Augmented reality (AR), which is the enhancement of reality by virtual content, is one such innovation.1 Augmented reality has many uses in health care, such as education, remote viewing, and hands-free imaging and/or data retrieval.2 The AR device uses a heads-up display, which allows for information to be relayed and displayed in real time to the wearer via an Internet-connected device. The integrated cameras in the device enable the wearer to virtually livestream their point of view. The use of AR to virtually assess wounds has been found to have promising reliability … read more