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May 17, 2024

Virtu-Wil Free Canadian Student Virtual Healthcare Simulation Program

In 2021, a free and open access Canadian virtual healthcare simulation program was created called Virtu-WIL. Colleges and Institutes throughout Canada collaborated with Simulation Canada which is an interprofessional but non for profit network dedicated to advancement of healthcare simulation. Simulation Canada led the development of the Virtu-WIL virtual healthcare simulation program. The program was [...]

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March 6, 2024

Extended Reality in Healthcare Simulation

Extended Reality in healthcare simulation has greatly benefited from advanced innovation in digital, especially after COVID-19. Extended Reality, known more simply as “XR”, is umbrella terminology which includes all immersive technologies that “extend” the traditional learning experience through immersive interaction. Mixed reality (MX) simulation, virtual reality (VR) simulation, and augmented reality (AR) simulation together have [...]

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November 22, 2023

Virtual Reality in Healthcare Simulation

Virtual Reality in Healthcare Simulation provides clinical learners the opportunity to experience simulated first-person representations of medical environments, patients, and tasks. Defined in the Healthcare Simulation Dictionary as a virtual representation of an actual patient, which can take many forms, such as software-based physiological simulators, simulated patients, physical manikins, and simulators. Note that here “Virtual [...]

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May 17, 2023

HTC Vive Shares Helpful Resources on Use of Virtual Reality in Healthcare Simulation

Virtual Reality hardware provider HTC Vive has recently collaborated with on creating several key resources for healthcare professionals considering the use of VR in clinical education and training. By sharing these open access video podcasts with industry experts, helpful eBooks covering proven use cases, and insightful national survey results, HTC Vive demonstrates the potential [...]

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