Innova’s Virtual Patients Offer Cost-Effective VR Medical Training

The virtual patient created by Prof. Dr. Tsai Tsuen-chiuan allows medical student to train in clinical decision making in a very safe way. Founded by Prof. Dr. Tsai Tsuen-chiuan, a pediatrician teaching at Kaohsiung Medical University, and CEO and surgeon Dr. Chen Teh-fang, offers students a robust healthcare education platform that provides doctors-in-training with the skills and experiences necessary for clinical decision making. Referred to as V-DxM, the virtual simulation training on clinical decision making…

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Virtual reality solutions helping to improve bioscience training at Teesside University

Losses and mistakes within biopharmaceutical processes can be significant, with the potential to cost millions of dollars in lost batches. Process operators can be exposed to anomalous situations which are difficult to train and prepare for in a live, lab-based environment.The National Horizons Centre team, led by Professor Gary Montague and Dr Mahmudul Hassan has created a realistic virtual learning environment to simulate the operation of a bioproduction plant and actively engage with virtual emergency…

"Virtual reality solutions helping to improve bioscience training at Teesside University"

Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry Using Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to Guide Clinical Remote Student Learning

To face many issues due to actual pandemic, the Istanbul University Medical Society used the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to share experience during live broadcasts. With very simple installation, the efficiency is incredible. The dentistry faculty determined that the dentistry educational model is one where theoretical and clinical knowledge requires support by intensive clinical experiences. With face-to-face training difficult due to the pandemic process, the Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry began using Vuzix M400 Smart…

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Abbott uses Oculus Go for cardiologist virtual reality training

Abbott chooses VR technology to facilitate the user training on its intracoronary imaging platform. The program is done with Oculus Go device and shows amazing results : learning engagement +45% and knowledge retention +72%. Virtual reality will be incorporated into the training of interventional cardiologists for its optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging technology.US-headquartered Abbott wants to help these medical professions gain experience with new therapy options, imaging and diagnostic tools to help improve patient outcomes.Virtual…

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Health care is already benefiting from VR

This article is a short summary of VR uses in healthcare from mental therapies to surgery training.  It emphasizes the actual need of robust studies on VR efficiency, especially in training where researchers work on links between simulation “accuracy” and people performances in real life. Scientists have used vr systems to create and control complex, multi-sensory, 3d worlds for volunteers in their labs since the 1990s. Rather as an aircraft simulator can train and test…

"Health care is already benefiting from VR"

Researchers use virtual reality to train bystanders to respond to overdoses

This VR simulation helps people to recognize what is a overdose and how to react. This application need only a smartphone and a cardboard. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a virtual-reality video that trains people to give overdose victims naloxone, the lifesaving opioid-reversal medicine. And a study the researchers conducted shows the virtual training works as effectively as an in-person session. Source: Researchers use virtual reality to train bystanders to respond to overdoses…

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En Grande-Bretagne, la NHS se réjouit des bénéfices de la formation des soignants en réalité virtuelle

L’étude dévoilée par la NIH (United Kingdom National Health Service) montre que la formation des personnels de santé pour traiter des patients atteints du COVID-19 tire un bénéfice important de l’utilisation de la réalité virtuelle. Non seulement l’efficacité de la transmission d’informations et de gestes est fortement accrue mais l’agilité du dispositif le rend moins coûteux. En mai 2019, la NHS intégrait la start-up Virti VR, spécialiste britannique de la réalité virtuelle, dans son programme…

"En Grande-Bretagne, la NHS se réjouit des bénéfices de la formation des soignants en réalité virtuelle"

Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training

Multi-users function is now integrated in the “Precision OS” tools and allows people to learn surgical process together. The enhancement grants multiple users in different locations simultaneous access to the same learning module. The platform runs with the Oculus Quest headset, making it a portable and cost-effective option that could theoretically be used anywhere in the world. “Multiplayer is literally and figuratively adding another dimension to our proficiency focused training platform. Enabling this type of…

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FundamentalVR Expands Surgical Training Platform Support to Oculus Quest

The new version of FundamentalVR tool allows to use stand alone  headsets from Oculus and HTC. It’s a major ecolution to decrease devices cost for users. British tech company FundamentalVR has been at the forefront of virtual reality (VR) training in the healthcare system, primarily focused on surgical education via its Fundamental Surgery platform. Today, the company has announced an expansion into standalone headset support for the likes of Oculus Quest and HTC Vive Focus…

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AMRC produces AR headsets to manufacture medical ventilators

In UK, the creation of the “Ventilator Challenge UK” has request a rapid switch for industrial people. The use of augmented reality to acquire new skills has been crucial. Rather than putting wearers of the headset in a fully computer-generated world, as virtual reality does, HoloLens allows users to place 3D digital models in the room alongside them; users can walk around the objects they create and interact with them using gestures, gaze and voice.…

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Recorded Webinar: Using AI and Augmented Mixed Reality to Enhance Training Experiences

In this webinar, Dr. Amar Patel (Chief Learning Officer at CAE Healthcareyou) presents current uses of new technologies in healthcare, and especially of medical simulation training programs Artificial intelligence (AI), mixed reality (MR), and augmented mixed reality (AMR), have become a hot topic across multiple industries worldwide. Yet, educational programs are still grappling with how to integrate and utilize it, and educators are faced with creating and distributing content in a unique and relational format. Source:…

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The future of doctor training is video games and robots

Are games good to train physicians and medical professionals ? The startup Level Ex thinks yes and offers many applications to illustrate this principle! Level Ex is one of several companies reimagining ongoing medical education for doctors. There are a bevy of technologies entering this space, including virtual reality, augmented reality, video games like those from Level Ex, and advanced robots. All are a piece of the broader medical simulation market, an industry that is…

"The future of doctor training is video games and robots"

Virtual Patient Project Aims To Develop Smarter Medical Students

This is a very exiting project, leaded by a research team from University of Texas at Dallas and support by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It’s about the use of virtual interactions to improve medical students communication skills. The team develops a virtual patient, called Walter with a a degree of emotional interactions. “Augmented reality means you’re taking reality and adding something virtual to it,” said Marjorie Zielke PhD’07, research professor and…

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Virtual reality reduces leg muscle pain during high intensity cycling

A team of the University of Georgia shown that VR has a real impact on the feeling of pain in a intense exercise. It could be very useful for professional sportspeople and several cases of re-education. “This is one of the first studies to demonstrate the ability of VR to reduce pain when engaging in highly intensive exercising that is known to induce significant pain,” said study co-author Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, associate professor of…

"Virtual reality reduces leg muscle pain during high intensity cycling"

Could virtual reality be the future of CPR training?

In an article published in the JAMA Cardiology, authors study training in CPR from “Lifesaver VR” application. Even if skills of face-to-face trained people are better than those of VR trained, the use of VR training is a perfect solution to widen the access to CPR training, because of its low cost and short time duration. “This study confirms the potential of brief face-to-face training to achieve adequate CPR skills and provides valuable input for…

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Augmented Reality Firm Lands First Deal in Medical Device Market

Slowly AR enters the medical devices market for training or maintenance purposes. Recently, the AR company NexTech AR Solutions signs a big contract with Sterilis Solutions to use AR technology with these products. AR will be used by Sterilis Solutions sales department to train dealers network. Photo from NexTech AR Solutions on https://www.nextechar.com/university/ “We are excited that Sterilis has adopted NexTech’s powerful and industry-leading augmented reality offering to drive both its product marketing and client…

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Doctors In Zambia Use ‘Virtual Reality’ Developed At SMU To Train Surgeons

A team from Southern Methodist University (SMU) use virtual reality to train surgeons in Zambia. This is a concret use of Virtual Reality Surgery Simulator (VRSS) developed at SMU with the support of the Medical Research Council (UK). This cost effective device is easy to deploy in hospital and surgeons can use it quickly. First results are so promising then the project will be extend soon. Virtual reality has advanced significantly in recent years. What was once…

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Friends With Holograms: Using VR to train social workers to sniff out child abuse

In this article, a training program for social workers is presented. It is made by Accenture to help people to develop their observation skills in a very difficult context, using VR and voice recognition. The idea is to help caseworkers refine their skills in a real-world setting, interviewing a child, a mother, and an admittedly scary-looking father. Only the immersive storytelling and interactivity of VR and voice could make this training so impactful, said Cortney…

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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…

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Johnson & Johnson wants to bring VR to doctors-in-training worldwide

In her presentation at the last Oculus Connect 6 event, Sandra Humbles explained how the Johnson & Johnson Institute want to increase the use ofOculus Quest in surgery training. In partnership with Osso VR, they have shown the efficiency of virtual training for new surgeons, just one year after the launch of their “global virtual reality training program for surgeons and nurses”. Sandra Humbles, the vice president of global education solutions at the Johnson &…

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Virtual reality, augmented reality can improve surgeons’ training

In this article Justin Barad (CEO of Osso VR) summarizes benefits of AR and VR in the surgeon’s training. He lists, of course, many useful (and up-to-date) examples but you can find also inside the text an interesting reflexion about the future of these technologies. As author explains, immersive technologies in healthcare are more en more complex and it will become a real challenge to explain to surgeons how to use it in the close…

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Mount Sinai HELPS Center Study Finds Virtual Reality ACLS Simulation Training Effective for Assessing ACLS Competency

In this study conducted at Mount Sinai HELPS Center, authors compare VR and mannequin-based simulations for ACLS (Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support) training. They show that users measured skills in VR is closely correlated with those in classical method (with the mannequin). Even if VR can’t replace the old method, it will be very efficient to be used for individualized training, more often and for a lower cost. The study found that VR simulation was predictive…

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Thermo Fisher Opens VR Training Center In Greenville

Thermo Fisher Scientific (an American biotechnology product development company) use now virtual reality to train new employees in the Greenville’s factory. As the factory looks for more than 100 new people, the VR will be used to shorten training time by up to 50%! For the moment, only a room is operational for 20 persons but other are planed. The company has installed a training center equipped with virtual reality capabilities to help advance the onboarding and training…

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A Breakthrough in Medical Simulation for the Battlefield with PerSim

The United States Army will use soon an AR devices to train medical staff in realistic conditions. MedCognition will bring a set of scenarios related to medical operations in battlefield conditions. People will use it to be trained with real medical devices and, of course, with the feeling to be “on the field”. MedCognition will utilize its PerSim AR system to create military-specific trauma training modules for supporting tactical combat casualty care, as well as…

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Virtual reality makes real-world difference for high school student with autism

In this short article, you will find how library of Churchill County High School use virtual reality to help students to understand sciences and technologies. And you will discover an unforeseen benefit  with Evan, a 18-year-old autistic student. When Worthy learned the high school library had joined a group of early adopters in a virtual reality program — offered through the Nevada State Library — he brought Evans down to give it a try. Something…

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Hyderabad’s “Virtual Raasta” Showcases VR-Based Solutions For Healthcare Domain Services

Presented at last Bio Asia 2019, the “Virtual Raasta” is a VR production house based in Hyderabad (India). Since the event, this company has produced healthcare dedicated content in VR, AR and 360° videos. This is a great example of the development of this market in India, maybe one of the biggest market in asia. It has created a virtual view of the complete human anatomy, which can be used for education purposes where students…

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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"

How virtual reality can change the way we see our molecular world

“Nano Simbox” is a application to discover molecular and atomic scale of matter. It’s design to be immersive, fully interactive and collaborative. As Dr. David Glowacki said, this application show the motion of each particles and allow you to “feel” hidden electrical interactions, or more precisely to explore many different configurations of atoms with your hands. It’s very efficient for education but also for researchers to find new components. Having a sense of the invisible…

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CAE LucinaAR, le premier simulateur d’accouchement équipé de réalité augmentée

La division santé de CAE propose un simulateur d’accouchement utilisant à la fois une base physique et de la réalité augmentée avec Microsoft Hololens. Pour la première fois, des équipes cliniques et des apprenants seront en mesure de pratiquer des manœuvres d’urgence liées au travail et à l’accouchement sur un simulateur de patient haute fidélité en étant guidés par des hologrammes 3D du bébé en déplacement dans le canal pelvi-génital. Le premier module d’apprentissage de…

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Virtual reality simulator from SimforHealth

SimforHealth, a leading french company in immersive technologies, has developed a virtual reality simulator in multi-user mode. Communication and discussion between health professionals, in the same place or at a distance is now possible thanks to the multi-user version of virtual reality clinical cases designed bySimforHealth. It will be presented in HTC VIVE’s exhibition area (The Wynn, Alsace Ballroom – first floor), and will, furthermore, be the only player from the health care sector to…

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Mixed Reality in Healthcare by The Medical Futurist

What if medical students could project bear-sized holographic brains in their dorm rooms when studying for an anatomy exam? What if surgeons could use those holograms to prepare for complex surgeries or even support the operations themselves? HoloLens appears to be the platform for the medical application of mixed reality, so I was curious how […] Source: Mixed Reality in Healthcare – The HoloLens Review – The Medical Futurist  

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A Nancy, une salle de simulation pour les futurs pharmaciens

This simulation room is made for students and help them to work in a “real” pharmacy. Immerger les futurs pharmaciens dans la pratique quotidienne de leur métier, telle est l’ambition d’Offi’Sim, un dispositif proposé par la faculté de pharmacie de l’université de Lorraine, à Nancy. « Notre métier ne consiste plus à vendre des boîtes de médicaments, mais d’abord à être à l’écoute du patient, à le comprendre et à le conseiller », souligne Francine Paulus, doyen…

"A Nancy, une salle de simulation pour les futurs pharmaciens"