Welcome to the debut installment of the MD+DI Book Club, a monthly feature where we recommend a book for medtech professionals.
Title and Author: VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine, by Brennan Spiegel
Rating: Currently rated 3.9 stars on Goodreads, based on 13 ratings,; 5 stars on Amazon, based on 46 ratings.
Recommended because: The author, a physician, makes a fascinating case for using virtual reality technology to treat everything from labor pain to post-traumatic stress disorder. Medtech professionals will geek out over Spiegel's vision of how VR technology, when integrated with miniturized sensors and wearables, will introduce a new type of medicine, one that "not only has potential to heal but also can strengthen the bond between doctor and patient." Check out the Goodreads listing here for more information and reviews.
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