Virtual Reality: The Learning Aid of The 21st Century

Taipei Medical University has now developed VR tool in anatomy. In collaboration with HTC, TMU established a virtual reality anatomy classroom. The VR anatomy class is furnished with 10 sets of VIVE Pro and 3D Organon VR anatomy software. Read the full article here to know the usage of VR in education.

Here is a demo video of this 3D Organon VR anatomy software. In the past, it has been difficult to educate patients on the impacts of a procedure or medical need. Through VR, physicians can now easily talk to patients about human organ structures and treatment plans in a shared environment.

A typical patient consultation today can involve human anatomy models, however, microstructures such as nerves, vessels, and lymph nodes are difficult to be displayed. Using VR, patients can more easily understand the impact of diagnosis and treatment plans alongside their physicians.

In addition to VR, have you heard about google cardboard and video 360? Here is a tutorial teaching you on how to use it and setup. How To Use Google Cardboard to Watch 360 Video on Smart Phones In order ro experience 360 video on your iphone, you will need a cardboard first. You can download the app to your mobile and watch any 360 video for real experience. Cardboard app for Android. / Cardboard app for iOS

If you don’t have a 360 cardboard, you can use mouse to operate 360 video instead on computer. Based on the report article above, we record an example of 360 video. A doctor using VR application on healthcare from Wanfang hospital explained cancer information to the patients. You can operate your mouse to check the room.

How do you think about using AR/VR in medical education? Have you ever used AR/VR in a hospital scenario? How can hospital, doctor or patient can benefit from using this technique in the clinical experience? Feel free to express your opinion on comment section.

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