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The Graduate Health & Life Sciences Research Library at Georgetown University Medical Center

Virtual Reality and Medicine

A guide to virtual reality use in health care and medicine.

Virtual Reality and Mobile Devices


VR and Smartphone

Image provided by flickr user Detlef La Grand under the CCBY 2.0 license.

A virtual reality (VR) experience can be achieved with a smartphone,  VR app and VR headsets for mobile devices such as Google Cardboard.   

VR smartphone apps are available to assist health sciences students in their studies and consumers for health monitoring or education. 

Virtual and Augmented Reality Apps for Mobile Devices

Below are just a few of the free or paid health/medicine related apps that can be downloaded to explore the world of VR.