AR Medical Equipment Training
The healthcare field continues to advance the capabilities of medical visualization in the effort to bring more detail and performance to their tools, and augmented reality is about to make a major contribution. Augmented reality is a 3D interface for delivering information and graphics contextualized in the view of the device's camera. Both Apple and Android introduced their AR platforms, named ARKit and ARCore respectively, allowing developers to create applications with the potential to reach millions of skilled users.
The widespread availability of AR is an exciting opportunity for technological innovation in a wide variety of fields, and the use of augmented reality for virtual medical simulations (VMS) will likely increase in sophistication in many medical practices, from surgical training, patient intake, consultations, and everyday hospital monitoring, to clinical trials and more. As leading developers of cutting edge custom mobile software applications for healthcare, AugmentedReality.health has a number of concepts we feel are likely to make a key contribution in the immediate future, and medical equipment training is one we would like to share with the world.
Medical equipment is one of the most vital and important aspects of medical research. As new ideas and equipment are being developed, the need for testing these ideas thoroughly remains one of the most risk laden and difficult areas of the process, one that could benefit from a standardized and reliable testing platform. An augmented reality program that facilitates thorough testing of equipment with a virtual patient with a hands-on approach can mitigate the risks of treatment in a real-world simulation.
AR Medical Equipment Training will give both medical manufacturers and regulatory officials a standard by which to measure the relative performance of equipment in a cost-effective, no-risk environment that nonetheless also provides the rigorous testing needed to ensure complete safety and performance. Augmented reality will be able to incorporate many types of features and visual information in support of the procedure, and will have the flexibility to develop in tandem with the advancement of medical science and the equipment that is developed from advanced research.
Users can access AR Medical Equipment Training on their mobile device, whether it's a smartphone, tablet, or hands-free device like a head-mounted display (HMD), a head-up display (HUD) or AR eyeglasses. The camera view will act as the method to deliver the interface, and will alter the setting into a testing platform. Augmented reality has the capability to alter the environment, and simulate a real-world testing area. Trainees can use the actual medical equipment, with the AR application supplying information on each part and every control, and directing the user through training protocols designed to increase familiarity with the device functions. If a patient is required for the testing, a 3D avatar patient will be used to monitor the effect the equipment will have on the patient in a series of testing scenarios. AR Medical Equipment Training will give clinicians a standard method to test and certify clinicians for use of new medical devices, and provide regulatory bodies a more rigorous and effective method to verify adherence to training programs.
DDA Medical, an experienced leader in medical apps and all forms of medical multimedia, created its AugmentedReality.health division to represent its focus on augmented reality application design and development for medical and healthcare organizations. DDA Medical pioneered the development of virtual medical simulations, earning a Tabby Award for Best Healthcare iPad App of 2012 for the Philips XperGuide VMS. It launched its first augmented reality project in 2009. The ubiquity of mobile devices, and the introduction of ARCore and ARKit have made AR projects more feasible, cost effective, and capable of reaching a wide audience. The time for AR development has never been more promising. The AugmentedReality.health studios are located just outside of Philadelphia, and the company maintains one of the most comprehensive skill sets of any software and multimedia production company anywhere. Its team of experienced professionals can address any specialized software components needed for any project and integrate it into the final product, including database development, eLearning and certification programs, 3D modeling and animation, graphic design and multimedia production, any type of custom software programming, and more. If you would like to know more about our concept for AR Medical Equipment Training, or if you have an idea you think is well suited to AR development, contact us today.