Amsterdam Skills Center
Medical VR Training for Health Professionals
Hospitals worldwide face severe shortages of health professionals. To train doctors and nurses with expertise in areas such as hand surgery or neurology, hospitals and medical schools are implementing an unexpected method: virtual reality simulations.
VR is emerging in the healthcare field as a high-tech solution for improving medical education. In particular, the advances of simulation in learning and training allow doctors, specialists and medical students to learn or refresh the skills of their profession and train in a more engaging way.
An example of this approach is our medical VR training for the Amsterdam Medical Centre. Basically, it allows a medical assistant to prepare and practice for a hand surgery. In this real-world scenario, the trainee can scrutinize hand x-rays, view the surgery process, check for appropriate tools and scan animated instructions.
With the healthcare industry facing increasing pressures on budgets and standardization, our virtual reality medical training solution is an excellent method of delivering simulation. The training offers benefits for learners and educators, delivering cost-effective, repeatable, standardized clinical training—anyplace and anytime.
Amsterdam Skills Center
Customizable VR Medical Training
Visualization & Training Aid for Surgery
The pace of change in medical practice is unrelenting. The complex needs of an aging population, the range of treatment options available, the interprofessional nature of care and the complexity of healthcare systems are remarkably different in today’s world.
Consequently, how future clinicians prepare for practice has had to adapt. It is no longer a question of whether a healthcare professional can learn, retain or access facts, but how they use them, evaluate them and apply them to patient care.
VR medical training will not replace traditional training. However, it can present sophisticated concepts through visualization and interaction and provide a valuable view of real-world experiences. This makes tasks easier to grasp, increases knowledge retention and creates a level of interest that medical textbooks or tests cannot.
With the increasing drive to provide clinical learning experiences and the inherent difficulties in doing so, simulation has gained momentum as a method of delivering experiential learning. Further, VR gives students the opportunity to experience, to a degree, certain ailments that their eventual patients may be experiencing.
Whether it be vision loss, hearing loss, vertigo, or other symptoms, VR can be the key for students in developing strong empathy skills.
Overall, VR training can help the healthcare sector get the hands-on training they need, while also providing opportunities to directly help their patients in a variety of ways.
On this project we collaborated with the Amsterdam Skills Centre to help them introduce Virtual Reality into their medical training strategy. Our medical VR training solution for the ASC makes accessing clinical experiences simple and flexible.
This simulation is a powerful experiential training tool that allows a medical assistant to learn and practice during a hand surgery. The immersive project is a visual combination of 360-degree sphere video and 3D environment which enables the medical trainee to interact within the VR experience.
Additionally, in this psychologically safe and controlled setting, the medical student can make mistakes and learn from them in an environment where there is no risk to a patient.
Overall, the scenario is focused on decision making, critical thinking and clinical reasoning. It helps medical students to better understand the anatomy of the human body and the steps of various medical procedures. What’s more, the simulation empowers students to apply knowledge and practice skills until they are proficient.
This VR scenario is repeatable which significantly helps a medical student gain and retain knowledge. Our scenario was designed to replicate human interaction in the real world, letting a student act as they would do in real life, then providing detailed feedback and assessment on performance.
What’s else, his VR training contains a tutorial; we want to make sure that it is maximally user-friendly for students or doctors who do not have much digital experience, and accessible for people of all ages.
Virtual reality allows medical and interprofessional training to be conducted more easily. A part of what we do is design and create interactive training modules which offer new pathways for improved outcomes in high-level training. Plus, our immersive training modules ensure that the training can be provided to employees at any location and on any VR-enabled device.