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Clinical Training Using Virtual Reality 360-Video by Dr. Neeral Shah

by David Moody on 2019-01-02T12:48:08-05:00 in Medicine, Medical Education | Comments

360 Video Virtual Reality Study

Recently I’ve been enjoying the Amazon hit TV series “Being Erica” where Erica’s therapist sends her back in time to learn anew by reliving past experiences. Dr. Neeral Shah, GI Fellowship Program Director at UVA Health System, has done something remarkably similar with clinical training using a technology he terms “360-video in virtual reality”.

In the third quarter of 2018, Dr. Shah and his team conducted a study in which they compared the efficacy of reliving a live medical training session in a 360-video virtual reality environment versus watching the same medical training session on a computer-delivered video. The results were remarkable. In short, the results demonstrated a significantly higher training engagement level for the clinical trainee.

Watch this short 3-minute video where Dr. Shah explains how he contrived and produced this study: https://youtu.be/ZmE-DuC0azg .

If you'd like to learn more about this study or 360-video virtual reality ask the Health Sciences Library for help by completing this consultation request formhttps://guides.hsl.virginia.edu/consultation-request

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