XR healthcare at Amrita hosp
Amrita Hospital houses India’s first “point of care” medical 3D printing and virtual reality laboratory.
CHENNAI: The 1,350-bed Amrita Hospital, Kochi has developed a first-of-its-kind Extended Reality (XR) Supported ecosystem in healthcare which leverages augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) technologies to significantly enhance capabilities in patient care, medical training, and research.
“The implementation of an extended reality application at Amrita Hospital is the result of several years of extensive work by our team of researchers. The technology has already been deployed in the treatment of 150 patients, with excellent outcomes. Extended reality was initially popularised in the gaming industry,” said Dr Mahesh Kappanayil, Professor, Paediatric Cardiologist and Lead at 3D Labs.
Amrita Hospital houses India’s first “point of care” medical 3D printing and virtual reality laboratory.This approach has significantly reduced surgery times and enhanced overall patient care.
"We have been focusing on providing the best healthcare to all for over 25 years. Sense of fulfillment and happiness are heightened when we are empowered to provide exceptional patient care through the utilization of advanced technologies. This not only benefits the patients but also contributes to the growth and development of future doctors, enabling them to acquire a deeper understanding of various medical situations and gain valuable learning experiences," said Dr. Prem Nair, Group Medical Director, Amrita Hospitals.