From virtual hearts to immersive battlefields

How Virtual Reality is Changing Medicine

Jesse Levine was born with a congenital heart defect where the valves in her heart were reversed. It’s a serious medical condition—she has had a pacemaker since she was two years old—that has required constant monitoring from doctors as she’s grown older. Like most parents, her father Steve wanted to learn all he could about her condition. But unlike most parents, Steve Levine has spent years developing solutions that could help doctors treat patients like his daughter. “Being a lifelong patient you realize that a lot of people don’t have a lot of involvement in their medical care,” Jesse explains, “My dad got really involved and the doctors opened up to him because he’s an engineer.” ….[READ]

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