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Mobile VR Powered Healthcare: Qualcomm’s Vision

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  • We met with Leilani DeLeon from Qualcomm’s VR team to discuss an interesting topic: how the Snapdragon Virtual Reality (VR) platform could improve healthcare.
  • VR may not provide the level of experience that real situations do but it is the best next thing and present no potential danger when the trainee makes a mistake.
  • On multiple occasions, we spent time with the Snapdragon 820 VR headset, but this latest experience is powered by Snapdragon 835, the same platform found inside the best Android phones today.
  • Mobile platforms such as Snapdragon VR are powerful enough to render graphics that provide a meaningful context.
  • It is also possible to replay VR experiences (real or not) to look at it from a different viewpoint.

We met with Leilani DeLeon from Qualcomm’s VR team to discuss an interesting topic: how the Snapdragon Virtual Reality (VR) platform could improve…

We met with Leilani DeLeon from Qualcomm’s VR team to discuss an interesting topic: how the Snapdragon Virtual Reality (VR) platform could improve healthcare. Better Healthcare is a topic that could affect any of us, and with literally “life and death” in the balance, VR could be much more impactful (although less entertaining) than VR gaming.

The improvement would, of course, come from VR Training. After “knowledge,” the most important thing in the medical world is “experience.” VR may not provide the level of experience that real situations do but it is the best next thing and present no potential danger when the trainee makes a mistake. Failure is an integral part of learning, and VR is an entirely safe and realistic-enough way to train.

On multiple occasions, we spent time with the Snapdragon 820 VR headset, but this latest experience is powered by Snapdragon 835, the same platform found inside the best Android phones today. Snapdragon VR is compelling and provides a complete freedom of motion since it is not tethered at all. It has sensors to follow the headset’s position and orientation in the room. The user can freely walk around without having to deal with the large video and power cable seen on PC.

It is a very different experience from something like the HTC Vive headset, which requires a PC to render the image. Qualcomm’s headset has all the VR system…

Mobile VR Powered Healthcare: Qualcomm’s Vision

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