Medical Training in VR

Classroom teaching intubationThe Health Care Engineering Systems Center is at the forefront of using innovative VR technologies to address challenges in healthcare. Low cost VR equipment is enabling controllable, repeatable training scenarios and instant feedback, creating a powerful new teaching tool that reaches well beyond the classroom. One product we developed is the CadaVR: Interactive VR Based Anatomy Learning software that allows students to visualize complex anatomical structures and conditions in 3D from actual medical images such as CT and MRI. In addition to learning anatomy, we are also developing advanced VR curriculum for medical and surgical skills. The AirwayVR Virtual Reality trainer developed here allows the practice of Endotracheal Intubation in a self guided environment without harm to patients This technology is undergoing validation through our education partners.