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‘One of the hardest parts about training doctors and nurses is getting them into the operating room and into real training environments. Sometimes knowledge acquisition can only occur through shadowing or apprenticeship. Virtual reality helps solve the limitations of space and time to have doctors and nurses shadow me in ways technology has never been able to before’
says Professor Ortiz.
Medical experts including Professor Ariel Ortiz, one of the leading bariatric surgeons in the world based at the Obesity Control Center in Tijuana, Mexico, sees virtual reality as a necessary supplement to solving the global medical professional shortage.
The team at VRTUL Inc. worked with Dr. Ariel Ortiz and the Obesity Control Center to create the first ever stereoscopic virtual reality experience of a gastric sleeve surgery inside of the clinic's operating room. Jump in behind the scenes as we document this amazing experience.
The race for free and global digital access to information is over with the internet, mobile phones and Google Search addressing the issue of “just in time” problem solving through access to relevant literature, images, and video search results. However, if the ‘right answer’ is available anytime and anywhere to medical professionals then why are medical errors such as misdiagnoses, ‘botched’ surgeries and medication errors the third leading cause of death in the U.S. as per a recent report in the British Medical Journal.1 Much of the data points to a lack of hands on professional experience in the workplace.
The new frontier of educational access to experience is helping solve the shortage of hands-on experience and training time constraints in the workplace leading to medical errors. This “freedom of experience” movement, sparked by low-cost virtual reality platforms (VR) like Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive, is now “virtually transporting” students to any potential scenario that training experts can dream up. Developing custom VR training experiences have created an entirely new industry for companies like VRTÜL (www.vrtul.io) who are able to rapidly film or prototype immersive educational content for clinics, hospitals and healthcare professionals to allow studying and interaction in completely risk-free environments.
"We are finding in our own studies on VR platforms that students are more engaged compared to traditional flat screen video. Additionally, years of scientific research says that people store virtual reality experiences in a different part of the brain than other types of media content, and by ‘tricking’ the brain into believing that event is actually happening deeper learning occurs which, therefore, leads to better learning outcomes.’'
says CEO, Casey Sapp of VRTÜL.
Before Allie Cam, we required a custom stereoscopic rig made up of 12 GoPro Hero 4 Blacks. After shooting we stitch each of the shots together and create a 360 sphere, one for the left eye and one for the right eye. Now Allie Cam does all of this...on the fly!.
360 stereoscopic video offers a 3D effect which gives depth to the picture, but most of all with a headset on full immersion. According to Edgard Dale the human brain tends to remember 10% of what it reads, 20% of what it hear but 90% of what it does or simulate. Learning through Virtual Reality actually helps you remember experiences better. Imagine a world where students remember almost everything of what they learn...