Biometrics is the science and technology of analyzing biological data. Whether it is something as simple as measuring your heart rate before and after an activity, or as complex as a blood test that determines your hormone and glucose levels, accurate biometric data is key to proactively empowering you to better health.
Augmented reality (“AR”) technology is used to overlay digital data over the real world, while virtual reality (“VR”) technology provides a fully immersive environment, experienced through a headset. Both AR and VR facilitates collecting significant amounts of biometric data. With AR/VR systems becoming more affordable, the combination of biometrics and AR/VR provide breakthrough solutions in healthcare and fitness. They enable users to experience a world where critical information is accessible in a positive and engaging way to improve everyday activities.
VR-based therapy combined with biometrics for Mental Health
At times, people may experience some form of psychological distress that can affect their mental well-being. VR-based therapy combined with biometrics proves to be extremely useful for the physiological treatment of stress/ post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, cerebral palsy in children and drug addiction.
Health at home
With the advent of ECG biosensors, equipment manufacturers now use heart rate variability (HRV) data to provide consumers with info that was previously received only from hospital/clinical labs. For effective usage, this info can be presented to consumers in an easy-to-understand manner using AR/VR techniques.
Track your progress toward activity goals – Fitness
Goals are essential in fitness tracking; but to keep consumers truly motivated, positive reinforcement techniques are needed. These can include AR/VR apps to display biometric information in an accessible manner; e.g. a graph documenting weight loss or a step tracker counting towards a daily recommended goal. These techniques keep consumers inspired towards using their fitness tracking devices on a continuing basis.
Tracking performance in Pro Sports
Biometrics provides info of key elements (BMI, cholesterol levels, and Blood sugar levels) of professional player’s health, including their sleep patterns and overall feeling of well-being. These can equip players with the knowledge to elevate their performance from good to great. Increasing numbers of professional sports teams are incorporating VR to deliver key information in biometric sensing to help players better monitor and maintain physical wellness.
About our Virtual and Augmented Reality App Development Services in HealthCare
Using AR/VR combined with biometrics technology, the technology team at ImmersiveGaze can help consumers benefit from immersive experiences or information that is more intuitive, provides better insights, and novel methods of communicating findings.