Children’s Health and Pediatrics
- Ensuring that the technology is safe and appropriate for use with children of different ages and developmental stages.
- Balancing the benefits of AR/VR with the potential risks or downsides, such as screen time and potential adverse effects on vision or cognition. Addressing any cost or resource barriers to implementing AR/VR technology in healthcare settings, particularly for providers
- who may not have access to the necessary equipment or training.
- Conducting thorough user testing and research to ensure that any AR/VR experiences are engaging, informative, and effective for children.
- Ensuring that any content or experiences are age-appropriate and tailored to the developmental needs of the child.
- Providing clear instructions and guidance to both children and caregivers on how to use the technology safely and effectively.
- AR/VR experiences that can help children better understand their medical conditions or treatments, such as virtual simulations of surgeries or explanations of how medications work.
- Relaxation and distraction techniques that use AR/VR to help children manage pain, anxiety, or other emotional challenges related to medical procedures.
- Educational tools that use AR/VR to teach children about healthy habits, such as proper nutrition or exercise.
- What specific challenges or pain points are children and families experiencing when it comes to accessing or receiving pediatric care, and how could AR/VR technology help address those challenges?
- What evidence-based practices or clinical guidelines should be followed when designing and implementing AR/VR experiences for pediatric patients?
- How can AR/VR technology be integrated into existing healthcare workflows and practices, and what training or resources may be needed for healthcare providers?
- User engagement and satisfaction with AR/VR experiences.
- Improvement in clinical outcomes or patient satisfaction scores related to the use of AR/VR technology.
- Cost-effectiveness or ROI of implementing AR/VR technology in pediatric healthcare settings.
- Improved patient and family experiences and outcomes.
- Increased provider satisfaction and engagement with technology-enabled care.
- Reduced healthcare costs or resource utilization through more effective and efficient use of AR/VR technology.