December 26, 2019By Lance Baily

SimInsights Uses Virtual Reality to Improve Medical Facility Design

Recently on LinkedIn, SimInsights Founder and CEO Rajesh Jha shared an exciting announcement that the company is pioneering work in using virtual reality to improve medical facility design. Let’s take a look at this unique work from this powerful VR medical simulation company!

Three years ago, in Dec 2016, SimInsights was awarded an R&D contract to with Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) and Alberta Health Services to build the world’s first Virtual Reality simulation to conduct human factors evaluation of a new healthcare facility.

Over the last three years, the team has conducted a rigorous multifaceted comparison of VR approach with low- and high-fidelity mockup results and presented the results at over 50 conferences worldwide. When the full report is published, it will establish VR clinical simulation as a valid, reliable and cost-effective healthcare mockup-evaluation methodology. The entire process is being incorporated into new medical simulation guidelines to improve patient safety with a full report in final review stage to be published by the HQCA soon!

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Designing Medical Spaces with VR to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiency

There is growing awareness that clinician input at blue-print stage of medical facility design is valuable from human factors standpoint. Traditionally, gathering such input required investment in building physical facility mockups and extensive time from human factors experts to code the participants’ behaviors.

SimInsights platform accelerates the development of VR based systems that enable rapid facility design evaluation using digital facility mockups and machine learning based behavioral analytics. Benefits are substantial savings in time and cost. Contact us to learn more about how these technologies can be used for similar use cases in your organization.

Time and cost saving from rapid creation of digital mockups of facilities instead of physical mockups, reduction or elimination of travel of all study participants, and cost savings from automation of behavioral analytics.

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Dr. Randolph H. Steadman, MD, MS, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at UCLA Health and Director of the UCLA Simulation Center shared “The SimInsights team helped us develop and pilot test an innovative 3D simulation for training and automated assessment of clinicians’ teamwork skills. I look forward to continuing working with them to modernize clinician training and assessment by leveraging VR/AR technologies.”

SimInsights applies state of the art of machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to address challenging problems across industries and use cases. The techniques range from computer vision, natural language processing, deep reinforcement learning and other traditional methods.

Across use cases, their goal is to build immersive, intelligent and interactive software systems that can assess people’s knowledge, skills, affective and physiological states and personalize the experience to foster greater learning and performance.

More About SimInsights

SimInsights transforms training, sales, service, production and design by leveraging virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR), medical simulation, sensing, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) across the totality of employee, customer and product life cycles. SimInsights is an award winning software and services company based in Lake Forest, California. Since 2009, SimInsights has been developing education and business software by leveraging unique skills in software, math, simulation, visualization and design.

Their solutions accelerate learning, boost productivity, improve decision making and build insights. Their core team consists of engineers and designers with many years of experience in producing world class software for Fortune 500 companies and leading R&D labs. SimInsights customers, funders and partners include UCLA, Texas A&M University, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation, Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, Qatar Foundation, Sonosim, Green Dynamics, Monster and many others.

Learn More by Visiting the SimInsights website today!

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