Source: Mail Online
Patients undergoing surgery can now be ‘transported’ to tropical beaches and mountain lakes thanks to hi-tech headsets.
The virtual-reality devices are being offered as part of a trial to patients on local anaesthetics for upper-limb surgery at St George’s Hospital in South London. The service is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK and the hope is that the gadget will make procedures less daunting, and avoid some general anaesthetics.
Calming music is played as the headset shows images of tropical locations. ‘It avoids the need for general anaesthesia, which takes patients much longer to recover from,’ says consultant orthopaedic surgeon Shamim Umarji (daughter of Ismail Umarji Khunawala), who is leading the study.
Austin Mills, 23, from Putney, wore the VR headset during surgery to repair a broken wrist. ‘It was a mountain setting,’ he says. ‘I felt like I was really there – apart from the occasional tug on my shoulder.’
A marriage function of MUHAMMADHUSAIN S/O MUSABHAI ABDULLAHBHAI SUTARIYA held at London. Many Many congratulation to Sutaria family.
આજે વહેલી સવારથીજ ભારે ધુમ્મસ ના આવરણે સમગ્ર ટંકારીઆ ને ઢાંકી દીધું હતું. ફઝર થી ધુમ્મસ ની અસર વર્તાવા લાગી હતી જેમ જેમ દિવસ ચડતો ગયો તેમતેમ ધુમ્મસ વધુ ગાઢ બનતું ગયું હતું અને સવારના સાડા નવ કલાકે પણ ધુમ્મસ ની ચાદર યથાવત રહી હતી. વિઝિબિલિટી રેસીઓ લગભગ ૦ થઇ ગયો હોય વાહનચાલકોએ પોતાના વાહનોની હેડલાઈટ ચાલુ રાખવાની ફરજ પડી હતી. લોકોએ કુદરતના આ રોમાંચિત વાતાવરણનો આનંદ ઉઠાવ્યો હતો.
Record dew point in the Tankaria today. At 5 PM the dew point was below, which is the highest dew point ever recorded in the year. visibility ratio is around 0 for that vehicles on the road kept headlight on.