Medical products and services company Nihon Kohden announced the launch of a new augmented reality (AR) app Nihon Kohden Dimensions, a cardiology training app to enhance the clinical excellence services of Nihon Kohden University.
Being shown for the first time at Nihon Kohden’s HIMSS18 booth this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, the AR app is designed to be used with Nihon Kohden’s Lead Placement and Arrhythmia Identification posters available on the NKU website. Users aim their mobile device at the corresponding posters and the app launches the AR training experience, walking them through correct lead placement using Nihon Kohden’s three and six lead sets or teaching them how to identify common cardiac arrhythmias. The app is compatible with iOS compatible devices.
“Nihon Kohden understands the incredible ever-changing role healthcare providers play in delivering quality patient care,” said Dr. Wilson P. Constantine, chief executive officer of Nihon Kohden America in a statement. “AR is a revolutionary new technology that has the potential to transform healthcare for physicians and patients alike. The interactive Nihon Kohden Dimensions app experience allows clinicians to learn our technology quickly with the ultimate goal of treating patients safely.”
“At Nihon Kohden, we are committed to ensuring a best-in-class educational experience for those we serve,” said Veffa Devers, vice president of clinical excellence programs for Nihon Kohden America. “The Nihon Kohden Dimensions app is intended to seamlessly incorporate education into the clinical care our end users provide, helping to improve clinical workflow and quality, and providing an exceptional customer experience.”
The Nihon Kohden Dimensions app was recently recognised as the AVA Digital Award 2018 Platinum Winner for Mobile App, an international competition that recognises excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communications. For the latest advances in AR, keep reading VRFocus.