Virtual and mixed reality inferior to traditional learning in anatomy education

In this article, a team from McMaster University explains results of its latest study about efficiency of VR and AR in teaching anatomy. Immersive technologies in this case don’t help students and, in the contrary, decrease their results! It’s a good reminder that the technology alone can’t solve all problems. Solutions have to be imagined more globally. Groups of 20 undergraduate students at McMaster with no prior anatomic training learned pelvic anatomy under seven conditions:…

"Virtual and mixed reality inferior to traditional learning in anatomy education"

CSU Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education

The Immersive Reality Training Lab of the Colorado State University is complet with an hundred VR headset and several applications to study anatomy and medical imaging processes. According to Jordan Nelson (one of the lab’s operators) ”  the lab is designed to complement, not replace, existing teaching methods “the lab is designed to complement, not replace, existing teaching methods” Colorado State University has deployed a new VR lab; designed to accommodate up to 100 students simultaneously,…

"CSU Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education"

Med School without Cadavers?

Cadaverless anatomy education is it possible today, and is it appropriate for a good training? In this article science journalist Bahar Gholipour explains advantages and drawbacks of the VR anatomy. Anatomy education has been resistant to change for so long that Young and others see what is happening now as a sign of a possible historic transition. “We’re at the beginning of a paradigm shift, no question about that,” Young says. “That shift is going…

"Med School without Cadavers?"

Operative Anatomy of the Human Skull: A Virtual Reality Expedition

In this article, authors explain the creation of a high quality 3D model of human cranial vault. They also show the benefice of this medication for surgery training, education, and research. The skull models that were presented have the potential to serve as a novel method of understanding cranial anatomy with an emphasis on accuracy, completeness, and visual appeal. It has utility in educational, illustrative, and surgical training purposes. The models provide critical insight into the…

"Operative Anatomy of the Human Skull: A Virtual Reality Expedition"