AR in healthcare can help enhance the ability of surgeons and doctors to diagnose and treat their patients more precisely by permitting them to access their patient's real time data and better visualize health issues. Thus, AR helps in reducing risks associated with minimally invasive procedures, provide informed decisions about the treatment, prevention of diseases, as well as better aftercare for patients.
The global AR in healthcare market was valued at $609.60 million in 2018 and is projected to reach $4,237.60 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 27.4% from 2019 to 2026. Augmented reality is one of the current trends in the field of healthcare and medicine. Augmented reality changes user's view by superimposing and overlaying information through 3D elements. The virtual contents are in the form of sound or imagery usually applied in 3D models. This technology makes use of sensors such as computer components, camera, or a display device. It gives its users the ability to see and interact with three-dimensional representation of bodies. The applications of AR in healthcare include autism therapy, vein detection, mental health, and education to healthcare professionals as well as patients.
Some of the key players influencing the market are
Microsoft Corporation, Alphabet Inc. (Google), Sony Corporation, Siemens (Siemens Healthcare), Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), AccuVein Inc., EchoPixel, DAQRI, Atheer, Inc., Orca Health, Inc.