Over the past decade, the field of Virtual Reality (VR) has influenced many areas in business and culture, including entertainment, engineering, manufacturing, and many others. The area where the technology may hold the most promise, however, is medicine. Using VR to train future health professionals holds tremendous promise, and in fact is already being used in real world settings for a variety of specialties (such as virtual colonoscopy, and laparoscopic surgery training, to name a few).
Additionally, there is a shortage of cadavers for students to practice and learn on, and many health professionals never get access to a cadaver at all, instead relying on textbooks and videos.
To date, however, VR remains a highly specialized, niche tool, where investments are made for highly specialized skills training, and always with corresponding high costs. While the technology being developed under the VR umbrella has grown, so has the access to highly powerful graphics hardware, largely fueled by the video game industry.
Given the state of the art in VR and commodity graphics hardware, there is a tremendous opportunity to enhance health care training through the development of a high fidelity, low cost virtual cadaver lab simulator. The VCL has the potential to supplement anatomy teaching and learning by providing students with a hands-on, lifelike human cadaver dissection experience without moral or safety issues. The creation of the virtual cadaver lab has the potential to revolutionize medical training by opening up a new paradigm in lab experiences for health professionals.
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Why Virtual Cadaver?
• Repeatable Surgical Actions
• Reduced Learning Time
• Reduced Demand for Cadavers
• Low-Cost Solution