By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

March 17, 2016 -- The global virtual reality market in healthcare depends directly on the adoption of advanced technology in areas such as medical imaging, according to a report from market research firm Technavio that ranks the top six firms in the niche.

The acceptance of virtual reality in healthcare is growing, prompting current and new vendors to invest in the technology, the company said. The top six virtual reality vendors in healthcare are as follows, according to the report:

  • DeepStream, which provides virtual reality games for the healthcare industry to relieve pain and improve patients' general quality of life
  • VirtaMed, which develops realistic surgical simulators for medical education
  • Eon Reality, which provides virtual reality and interactive 3D applications for more than 30 platforms
  • Vuzix, which designs, manufactures, markets, and sells wearable display devices
  • Virtalis, a former subsidiary of Muse Technologies, which offers visualization systems for a variety of R&D activities, including healthcare
  • WorldViz, a 3D visualization company that manufactures real-time motion tracking products and interactive 3D content creation software for intraoperative MRI in neuroscience and psychological research
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