About this Research Topic
For this Research Topic, we welcome submissions of original research and reviews related to immersive technology and healthcare:
- Design and evaluation of immersive technology tools or applications for the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of physical health [*] or medical conditions.
- Design and evaluation of immersive technology (including collaborative immersive technology) tools or applications for education and training of healthcare providers in the support, prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of physical health or medical conditions.
- Design and evaluation of other technologies (digital media, games, mobile apps, internet of things, physical simulators) in addition to immersive technologies to improve healthcare providers training and/or patient outcomes.
- Potential impact (socio-cultural, economic and environmental) of immersive technologies for health support.
- Challenges and risks in applying immersive technologies for healthcare support.
- Opportunities for advancing research and practice in the healthcare sector with focus on physical health using immersive technologies.
- Case studies reporting on patient or clinical use of immersive technologies.
- Addressing diversity, inclusion, cultural, and ethical issues in healthcare using immersive technologies
- Other topics related to the use of immersive technologies for healthcare education and/or with patients.
We are also very interested in research describing the use of immersive technology for supporting the delivery of high-quality healthcare services in underserved population groups with limited access to conventional healthcare.
[*] the term physical health is used to differentiate from mental health, and to refer to healthy people or patients who are not suffering from any type of sickness.
Keywords: Healthcare Simulation, Healthcare Training, Patient Outcomes, Patient Rehabilitation, Healthcare Education
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.