Photon BioMedical Provides Custom AR / VR Simulation Training Development
Photon Biomedical is among the industry leaders in offering customized hands-on experiences across the digital landscape using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), as well as 3D animation. Just as the healthcare and medical education continue to evolve, so too does the training of nurses, EMTs, physicians and other clinicians. Now, with advanced technologies, we can educate and train with better results in a safer, more cost effective environments. Have you considered utilizing custom AR / VR in your healthcare simulation department?
While effective, physical simulation requires physically reproduced environments which are expensive and require a lot of specialized staff. This makes frequent or repetitive practice difficult especially for unique learning requirements specifically designed to your educational programs needs. Offering Augmented or Virtual simulations provides an affordable way to create custom learning opportunities for remote learners, for unique gamification needs, or high cost training scenarios for large volumes of participants. Instead of building and maintaining an entire simulation lab for niche training scenarios, consider rather the costs of just one VR headset and initial project development costs?
Photon BioMedical’s customized digital offerings using AR/VR can help students learn anatomy in a virtual instructionally-sound environment with labels and gamification, practice critical and even-life saving tasks or surgeries, interact with a virtual standardized patient, or participate in group activities such as emergency code training. Furthermore, this content can be tailored to your intuition’s unique needs and can even be built to look like your specific hospital or emergency room to be as realistic as possible.
So What is the Difference Between AR and VR?
AR and VR share plenty of similarities, but there is one fundamental difference in how they are being deployed in healthcare. Augmented Reality literally ‘adds to’ reality – you take a real life video image, either viewed on a mobile device like an iPhone or iPad or on a wearable device like HoloLens, and you augment it with additional digital content. Virtual Reality, on the other hand, is all about creating a complete immersive experience which replaces ‘reality’ altogether. This difference makes AR ideal for enhancing the user experience of interacting with simulation manikins for task or surgical training, while VR is ideal for full immersion experiences like emergency code training or other applications.
Interested in Learning More about AR/VR in Simulation?
Photon Biomedical represents a knowledgeable, professional and cost effective option and would be more than happy to schedule a 1:1 consultation about how their custom AR/VR content could be tailored to meet your unique simulation needs. Photon Biomedical recently completed a virtual reality clinical trial with Stanford’s Pediatric Endocrinology and has completed numerous projects with various medical schools including USC, USUHS, and UNC, among others. They are also very knowledgeable about the grant application process and can help navigate that process. Photon Biomedical also has significant surgical planning and simulation experience and can help with developing custom surgical training simulations using haptic glove technology.