How can virtual reality improve education and training?

Results in the study show that VR training is, on average, more effective than traditional training, developing students’ technical, practical, and socio-emotional skills. Results are particularly promising in the fields of health and safety, engineering, and technical education. In general, results reveal that students exposed to VR training, score higher in learning assessments, than students … Read more

Fresenius Medical Care uses virtual reality technology to train patients for home dialysis

In peritoneal dialysis, which is used by about 11 percent of the approximately 3.7 million dialysis patients worldwide, the lining of the patient’s abdominal cavity – the peritoneum – acts as the filter for cleaning the blood. To learn how to correctly use Fresenius Medical Care’s stay•safe System for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), home … Read more

How Augmented Reality Strengthens Biotech Manufacturing

As in other industries, biotech and pharmaceutical industry increased the use of augmented reality in production processes. In this article you can discovers some of these uses but also pain points reducing the diffusion of good practices. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst to embracing new ways of working. Travel restrictions and limited access … Read more

ASTRA: surgical training system for fetal surgery based on augmented reality and game technology

Discover the project ASTRA, one of projects funded by EPIC MegaGrants. Using the Unreal Engine and Magic Leap augmented reality glasses this project develops a training method for very complex fetuses surgery. Creating a surgical training system based on augmented reality is the main goal of project ASTRA, thanks to funding by EPIC MegaGrants and … Read more

Virtual reality has found a new role: Teaching doctors to deal with patients

It’s not the first time we mention here one of the most fundamental role of VR for healthcare people: the possibility to train to meet patient. As explain in this article, benefits are truly measurable. Of course, every meeting is unique, every people is different but today it’s possible to find applications where virtual people … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more