UK HOSPITAL USING VIRTUAL REALITY IN HEALTHCARE TRAINING

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“The potential for using virtual reality in healthcare education is enormous, especially in teaching the humanistic skills of compassion and empathy, but to date the prohibitive cost has limited its application,” said Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust Director of Education, Dr Matt Halkes in a statement.

“However, the introduction of cardboard headsets combined with smartphones now makes it an affordable and scalable option, and has enabled us to realise our ambition of bringing virtual reality into the classroom. This opens up an entirely new field of educational delivery and it is enormously exciting to be at the forefront of its development.”

By Peter Graham at VR Focus

Image: PatientVR

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