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Medical Simulation and 3D Technology

Medical Simulation and 3D Technology

In Medical Simulation, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are making phenomenal advances in the area of learning and technology.  The inclusion of AR/VR in the training environment creates

broader and more advanced learning outcomes.  AR/VR allows students to bring more than just their visual senses into the learning arena.

Wikipedia states thate virtual reality or virtual realities (VR), which is also known as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated reality, is a computer technology that replicates an environment, real or imagined, and simulates a user's physical presence and environment to allow for user interaction. VR artificially creates a sensory experience, that can include sight, touch, hearing, and smell.

Again from Wikipedia, augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

With the development and the advances made by the creation of the Microsoft HoloLens, Google Glass, Samsung Gear VR to name a few, instructors are bringing technological advances to the learning world and creating a new paradigm in learning for students and instructors alike.

The BOOST Program at Robeson Community College is privileged to have the EON i-Bench 3D system for 3D learning applications.  We have the heart, female anatomy, circulation system, the eye, the mouth, and the muscle skeletal system for our students to use.  These learning objects expand their knowledge about the human anatomy through the use of 3D technology.  3D technology has been shown to increase student performance on tests by 17%. 

Students enrolled in Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Nursing, EMT, Paramedic, and Respiratory programs all have taken advantage of this 3D technology.  The students all have walked away with a positive experience and a better understanding of their subject matter from the Ulna bone to the Mitral Valve of the heart. 

If you would like to learn more about the I-Bench systems or tour our labs feel free to contact me directly or sign up for an upcoming BOOST Information Session.

 

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