Medical Technology - Mixed Reality in EducationResearchIndustry
In the field of medicine, as in many other fields, the tools of simulation and virtual reality are increasingly used. Especially in medicine, simulations can help to learn or practice processes and procedures.
In the field of medical engineering, however, the use of virtual or augmented reality is still hardly in use, but initial experiences show great potential. Especially in this area, simulation and visualization would be very helpful to experience new medical technology planning or construction projects even before the groundbreaking ceremony in order to save costs during the implementation phase and to enable optimal conditions in the new premises.
However, MedTech-mR goes beyond the simulation of planned medically used rooms and uses them as a basis for further applications. Especially in a realistic environment, i.e. in a correctly furnished room that conforms to standards, simulations of medical and administrative processes are particularly useful. If this room also contains appropriately realistic devices, so-called digital twins, individualized training, education and teaching scenarios can also be carried out. This enables device-specific training, the simulation of typical treatment procedures or administrative processes such as warehouse management and logistics in the virtual world as well as in augmented reality. This also includes the possibility of integrating multiple users, i.e. the use of a simulation environment by several people at the same time.
The following goals are defined for the MedTech-mR project:
- The possibility of mapping medical technology planning in virtual and augmented reality.
- Embedding of selected medical and related organizational processes for training and analysis.
- Implementation of a realistic simulation environment in the virtual as well as in the real world as a training, development and test environment.
Through this project, the quality of medical technology planning can be increased and the associated costs in the implementation can be reduced. Through training and simulation possibilities, the quality and efficiency of medical and related organizational processes can be increased. In addition, the digital competence of the users can be increased and another form of digital teaching can be established. Therefore, in the context of the MedTech-mR project, the development of competence takes place in the areas of virtual and augmented reality, medical technology planning, training and simulation of medical processes.
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FH-Prof. Mathias Forjan, PhD, MSc