Technology should be at the forefront of any company’s mind, allowing as it does the opportunity to engage with their audience in a variety of new and exciting ways. And every year there are technological developments which could potentially turn your industry on its head.
In the world of healthcare waste, keeping abreast of developments in the field of healthcare is vital so that we know how to optimise our services to suit a constantly evolving industry. Which is why our interest piqued when we noticed the waves created by virtual reality (VR) technology.
How VR is helping healthcare
VR, which allows a user to strap on a headset and enjoy a digital landscape of their choosing, might not instantly seem like its related to the medical world, but plenty of scientists and technological pros have been finding new ways to apply this cutting edge tech to hospitals.
One example comes from migraine and headache relief company Excedrin, which has come up with a novel program which argues against the many misconceptions about headaches and migraines. Their program replicates the experience of how people experience headaches and migraines, giving non-migraine sufferers a greater insight into the problem.
Showing the impact of waste
Healthcare waste professionals could provide a similar experience in the future. Imagine staring into a VR headset and seeing the impact that poor waste disposal has on the environment, or seeing the germs which spread when a needle isn’t disposed of properly.
These consciousness raising exercises aren’t purely promotional. They could effectively improve the attitudes of all healthcare professionals and patients.
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