Report calls for greater use of VR technology in healthcare education

New research could influence improvements in the use of immersive technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), in healthcare education and training.The report, ‘Immersive technologies in healthcare training and education: Three principles for progress’, has been published by the University of Leeds, with input from a range of academics, technologists, and health professionals. The research argues for greater standardisation of how to use immersive technologies in healthcare training and education.The principles have also been expanded upon in a letter to the journal BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning.VR training for dentistry studentsThe University of Huddersfield has also been a major contributor to the report, having conducted research over several years. The research team was made up of Professor David Peebles, Director of the University’s Centre for Cognition and Neuroscience, Huddersfield PhD graduate Matthew Pears, Huddersfield PhD researche...

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