Building hospitals and, in particular, operating rooms is very complex. The cost could increase dramatically if a little mistake is done during the design process. In this article authors explain how 3D modeling (not only virtual reality) simplifies this collaborative task and helps people to imagine new solutions. It allows for immediate experiences and on-demand reconfigurations at significantly lower costs than building physical mock-ups does. This freedom in the virtual world offers several benefits in testing…"Evolving healthcare design with virtual reality technology"
For hospitals, like for many other building, augmented reality is a great help to easy the conception step with true users. Architects use it to show how the building will be and to collect users’ opinion. In this article authors gives many illustration of AR and VR uses in this view. Even the most experienced clinical planners, people who have dedicated 30+ years to the design of healthcare facilities, cannot provide all the answers. Only…"Augmented reality : A new frontier in hospital design"