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NUS Medicine and GigXR Revamp Learning with HoloScenarios

GigXR and NUS Medicine collaborate to provide holographic scenarios for gastrointestal teaching

The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS Medicine) has worked with GigXR, Inc., a company that offers holographic healthcare training, to provide a new gastrointestinal module for its HoloScenarios programme.

The new HoloScenarios: Gastrointestinal module, which incorporates medical equipment that can be used in any physical learning environment and hyperrealistic holographic simulated patients, is intended to improve medical and nursing education in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, according to the company.

HoloScenarios: Transcending conventional step-based virtual reality (VR) training, Gastrointestinal uses mixed reality (MR) to show entire patient care scenarios. According to GigXR, this method enables a variety of learning experiences and gives students the chance to participate in authentic clinical scenarios, including emergency operations and medical decision-making.

The module, which was created in conjunction with specialists from NUS Medicine, is made available via GigXR’s Immersive Learning Platform, a resource for MR developers and healthcare organisations to create and share immersive instructional material.

Diagnosing gastrointestinal diseases may be difficult and complicated. Associate Professor Alfred Kow Wei Chieh, who is also the assistant dean for education at NUS Medicine and teaches in the department of surgery, stated that this module will help students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the gastrointestinal tract, particularly with regard to the three-dimensional understanding of anatomy and body functions. According to Chieh, mixed reality can be the upcoming behemoth in the healthcare education domain. He expressed that collaborating with pioneers in immersive technologies such as GigXR enables his team to disseminate this crucial material to a global student body and eventually improve the care of patients.

Realistic patient simulations included in the curriculum provide students with safe venues in which to practice soft skills like teamwork and patient empathy in addition to technical ones. Along with improved diagnosis and treatment training, it offers a clear picture of the actual environment—unlike virtual reality—by allowing users to move about and interact with patient holograms.

Immersion technology has expedited the exchange of knowledge for simulation, training, and instruction. Jared Mermey, the CEO of GigXR, claims that mixed reality keeps increasing the calibre and scope of training results because of its innate capacity to provide hyperrealistic, secure, and collaborative learning. The company is quite proud of its collaboration with NUS Medicine, which has paved the way for implementing MR in medical and instructional scenarios. He believes that therapeutic advances in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal illnesses would be greatly advanced by combining their recognised knowledge for the shared creation of HoloScenarios’ most current unit.

GigXR announced that NUS is now collaborating with GigXR to co-create holographic healthcare training with the University of Michigan, the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust, and Morlen Health, a division of Northwest Permanente, P.C. Additional GigXR medical simulations include respiratory disorders, neurology situations, basic and advanced cardiac life care, and now, with NUS, gastrointestinal disorders.

In the spring of 2024, GigXR and NUS Medicine intend to introduce HoloScenarios: Gastrointestinal. Please visit GigXR’s website to learn more about the firm and its holographic healthcare training solutions.

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