- Colorado State University, virtual reality at the service of biomedical
In the world of education, investment in virtual reality is still a little too limited. However, "Colorado State University" has just deployed a whole new laboratory dedicated to biomedical education.
The laboratory, designed to accommodate 100 students at the same time, makes it possible to run software designed to measure to work on human bodies in virtual reality.
Colorado State University, virtual reality at the service of biomedical
The place, named “Immersive Reality Training Laboratory” is part of a new unit dedicated to education in the field of health and biomedfical education. There are a total of 100 virtual reality headsets, grouped in blocks of four that allow a teacher and several students to work in groups. Together, they can visualize complex 3D anatomical images in a shared virtual space. The laboratory is part of a larger anatomy education project that allows the exploration of classical models and then to carry out a diagnosis in the laboratory in virtual reality.
The students then also work on very real corpses. They can therefore train on a dissection in virtual reality before moving on to practical work.. The work is then more intuitive and can also allow a more in-depth knowledge of the details of the human body. In terms of equipment for biomedical education, there are 100 HP computers with their Samsung Odyssey + headsets and retractable cable systems for a question of space management. Virtual reality is an increasingly used tool for training and the results are often better than traditional learning.