Virtual Reality and 360 Filmmaking for Medical and Health Training
Mar 2017 30

Working with Realspace and the Liverpool University, School of Medicine, I have recently been involved in developing a medical training resource using multiple 360 cameras, including a high end stereoscopic camera called the Nokia Ozo, to test out the benefits of immersive video training for doctors learning about working in high pressure environments.

The research challenge is to see how doctors deal with multiple information inputs and distractions whilst working and the scenarios that have been developed include diagnostics, emergencies as well as some of the practical and pastoral care issues that doctors face as they go about their practice.

We are then editing this into a VR app (for Samsung Gear Headsets) with a user interface, alongside supporting the development of a 360 interactive learning resource.

VR has a number of benefits for the training of health professionals, including providing cost effective simulations that really enable learners to experience a situation in context. Here’s a few pictures from the shoot…

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