Next Galaxy Corp, a developer of fully immersive consumer virtual reality (VR) technology has inked a multi-year agreement with Miami Children’s Hospital to help educate and train medical staff using VR. Next Galaxy will develop immersive virtual reality medical instructional content for patient and medical professional education. Per the agreement, Next Galaxy and Miami Children’s Hospital will jointly work on creating creating VR instructionals on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving procedures, which will be released as a smartphone app.
How It Works
Through the use of eye gaze control, gestures, and voice commands while “walking around” inside an emergency medical experience or crisis, Next Galaxy’s Virtual Reality Model will help train and educate medical professionals far beyond today’s methodology of passively watching video and taking written tests.
“Assessments are incorporated directly into the medical VR models. We will design situations where participants are required to make the appropriate decisions about proper techniques. The Virtual CPR instructional will measure metrics and provide real-time feedback ensuring participants accurately perform CPR techniques. Further, the instructional will explain any mistake and prompt users to try again when errors are made. Supportive messages are delivered upon success,” states Mary Spio CEO, Next Galaxy Corp.
The medical VR models is now viewable through smartphones and desktops as 3D, and via VR devices such as Google Cardboard, VRONE and Oculus Rift.