VRtual Ed: A Virtual Three-Dimensional Educational Platform for Healthcare Students

Principal Investigator: Dr. Avinash Gupta

Virtual Reality (VR) provides a simulated environment, designed to resemble the real world. The user experiences VR by visualizing contents displayed on head mounted displays (such as Oculus, HTC Vive, etc.) or hand-held phones with fixtures (for wearing). The user can also interact with the contents of VR with controllers (like a gaming joystick) that comes along with the head mounted display. A β€œVR application” is an executable program, which when played/executed inside the head mounted display, provides the user the desired content that mimics the real world.

The purpose of this study is as follows: i) To  produce an immersive three-dimensional (3D) virtual clinical experience with interactive human-like digital avatars powered by artificial intelligence that nursing students can use to obtain critical foundational communication, physical assessment, and technical skills they need to become safe, competent nurses, ii) to understand the efficacy of such a VR Nursing Simulator software as an educational tool, iii) to validate the realism, useability, and educational content of the VR Nursing Simulator. The proposed research will provide insight on the usefulness of such VR software for medical education.

πŸ₯ Immersive Learning Environments: Step into a virtual hospital setting that replicates the real-world challenges and scenarios you’ll encounter as a nurse. From emergency room chaos to maternity ward calm, NurseVR offers a diverse range of immersive learning environments that mirror the complexity of the healthcare field.

πŸ’‰ Hands-On Skill Building: Practice fundamental nursing skills such as patient assessment, wound care, IV insertion, and medication administration with realistic VR simulations. Our advanced haptic feedback technology ensures that you feel every step of the process, enhancing muscle memory and confidence.

πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ Interactive Patient Interactions: Develop essential communication and empathy skills by engaging with virtual patients who respond dynamically to your actions. Learn to manage patient anxiety, provide emotional support, and effectively convey medical information.

🌑️ Clinical Decision-Making: NurseVR challenges you to make critical decisions in high-pressure situations. Triage patients, prioritize care, and administer treatments while managing time constraints and limited resources, just like in a real hospital setting.

πŸ“š Continuing Education: Stay updated with the latest medical advances and procedures through NurseVR’s library of educational modules. From new medications to evolving best practices, we provide ongoing education to ensure your skills are cutting-edge.

πŸ“ˆ Progress Tracking: Monitor your performance, track your progress, and receive feedback on your nursing abilities. NurseVR adapts to your learning pace, ensuring you’re always challenged but never overwhelmed.

🀝 Collaborative Learning: Connect with fellow nursing students and professionals in a virtual community. Share experiences, learn from others, and even collaborate on challenging cases to further enhance your skills.

πŸ’Ό Prepare for Clinicals and Beyond: Whether you’re preparing for your clinical rotations or seeking to enhance your nursing career, NurseVR prepares you to excel in any healthcare setting.

πŸš€ Join the Future of Nursing Education: NurseVR is your passport to becoming a confident, competent, and compassionate nurse. Embrace the future of nursing education with immersive, engaging, and effective VR simulations.