Oculus Rift & 3D Scans Demonstrate the Potential of Future Medical Simulation Training
Combining 3D scans of real life models in ultra high detail with the Oculus Rift and the Razer Hydra for movement controls, this video demonstrates one of the most realistic and spooky experiences in Virtual Reality. I am confident that this type of technology will be utilized in the future as a means of providing realistic simulation training experiences to healthcare professionals and students.
Imagine putting on a 3d virtual helmet, and immediately being transported to the scene of an accident, or the bedside of a surgical scenario. Next to you is your instructor, also in a 3d environment, and your classmates. All in the space in real time fast-forwarding and rewinding through a realistic environment during the full length duration of the scenario. The quality of the models and virtual reality Oculus Rift device demonstrated in the video below showcase how that reality is not too far off!
*Warning*, this video contains some realistic looking nudity (albeit completely animated) – with the goal of demonstrating the effects of virtual reality lighting through 3d scans of semi-nude models.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.