Hands-on learning will empower practical training exercises in addition to live-action medical VR
Jolly Good, a medical technology company, has developed the ‘VR hands-on training’ function as a new feature of the ‘OPECloud VR hands-on training system.’ This is a VR clinical training platform developed and provided by Jolly Good, where hand-tracking sensors are used to superimpose the VR user’s hands onto realistic live-action medical procedures in VR. Hands-on learning will empower practical training exercises in addition to live-action medical VR.
OPECloud VR ‘VR Hands-on training’ allows users to experience the sense of realism and patient interaction that should be learned in clinical training, which has been lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With VR, users can become a surgeon and actually move their own hands and body to get a sense of the experience. Such perceptual movement cannot be sufficiently nurtured in a passive learning environment such as in a classroom. While active learning such as clinical practice is difficult to perform, using VR and actually moving one’s own hands and body, users can learn not only the techniques but also the movements, through hands-on learning.
OPECloud VR is a VR clinical training platform that makes it possible to easily turn any clinical case into high-precision VR with the permanent installation of a high-definition 360-degree camera and server in the medical facility. The VR users can experience hands-on training in techniques from the surgeon’s perspective in 360-degrees. The platform has been highly rated by the medical industry as a tool for VR clinical practice at medical schools and medical conferences, including VR training for ECMO heart-lung by-pass machines, and has been introduced to many medical institutions throughout Japan.
An advanced emergency and critical care medical centre is a medical facility among emergency and critical care centres that is recognised by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare as having a particularly advanced medical function. The number of patients admitted to the Nippon Medical School Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Medical Center is approximately 1,600 to 1,800 per year. Doctors and nurses specializing in areas such as surgery, brain surgery, and orthopaedics work together to provide a rapid 24-hour medical care system, from initial treatment to surgical treatment and ICU management.