Communication and discussion between health professionals, in the same place or at a distance is possible thanks to the multi-user version of virtual reality clinical cases designed by SimforHealth.
“The tool allows an operation scenario to be rehearsed several times before actually starting the procedure” says Olivier Gardinetti, the CTO at SimforHealth. In medicine, it is important to be able to work together, both for decision making and for carrying out joint procedures.
Beyond providing a complete reconstitution of the environment in 3D, with a life-like virtual patient, the educational objective of this functionality is to highlight the importance of communication in health care situations.
Digital simulation allows students to acquire their first skills and health professionals to keep their knowledge fresh by practicing virtually
The participant is immersed in an operating simulation in the role of an intern in medicine at the University of Stanford and, working together with his instructor, has to prepare for placement of a stent. From the anesthesia to the operation, all steps are guided by ultrasound.
Initially developed with the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Medicine at Stanford and Dr. Oliver Aalami, this model of collaborative clinical cases in virtual reality is a part of SimforHealth’s MedicActiV – an international platform for consultation and distribution of virtual clinical cases, dedicated to the training of health care professionals.
The 3D simulations can be experienced on various devices, depending on the learning aims: computer, tablet, virtual/mixed/augmented reality headset, etc. With a blend of ergonomics, realistic environments and specific clinical cases, the 3D simulations promote active, immersive and interactive learning, thus encouraging the memorization process and healthcare professionals’ involvement in their training.