Generally at VRFocus most of the news that comes in regarding virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) revolves around videogames and the gaming industry at large. But the technology is that versatile it isn’t confined to just one medium, and one area of promise is in medical education. A presentation called Augmenting Reality – AR and VR in medical education, on Wednesday 24th June 2015 at Robin Brook Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, will be previewing what could be the future of training in medicine.
Four subjects will be discussed during the course of the evening. These include Amplified Robot – Overview of the use of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Medicine, Virtual Medics – The use of Google Glass in Medicine, Medical Realities – Using Virtual Reality for the Training and Education of Surgeons, Doctors, and Medical Staff, The Virtual Surgeon – Surgical Training using Photorealistic 3D Avatars.
VRFocus has previously covered Google Glass and The Virtual Surgeon being used Dr Shafi Ahmed from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, to perform the first live-stream of an operation using the Google Glass AR HMD, which was watched live by some 13,000 surgical students across 115 countries.
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