Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications in Medicine: Analysis of the Scientific Literature

In this bibliometric research based on 8399 papers, authors analyse majors topics of scientific articles about immersive technologies in healthcare. If these technologies was used in many domains, most of work target pain control and physical rehabilitation.

The analysis was based on data from 8399 papers. Major research themes were diagnostic and surgical procedures, as well as rehabilitation. Commonly studied medical conditions were pain, stroke, anxiety, depression, fear, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders. Overall, contributions to the literature were globally distributed with heaviest contributions from the United States and United Kingdom. Studies from more clinically related research areas such as surgery, psychology, neurosciences, and rehabilitation had higher average numbers of citations than studies from computer sciences and engineering.

Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research – Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications in Medicine: Analysis of the Scientific Literature

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