ORamaVR, a deep technology start-up, in cooperation with the eEmergency Medicine at University Emergency Department, Inselspital Bern, New York University, and HTC Vive, is developing an intelligent virtual reality simulation for COVID-19 training.
ORamaVR’s solution offers a method for rapid and effective training, one that can enhance the readiness of the emergency physician, the ICU doctor, the nurse practitioner, the EMT, the PA, and many others.
Users will be trained in testing and protective measures: how to perform swabs, get in and out of protective equipment, and disinfect properly - all in an engaging, immersive experience that can facilitate skill transfer from the virtual to the real world.
Our partners at the University of Bern & NYU will provide ORamaVR with all subject matter expert background material required to create a complete storyboard tailored for the VR training module: videos, equipment screenshots, as well as relevant background documentation. Our partner HTC will provide a sufficient number of virtual reality head mounted displays (VR-HMDs) to selected hospitals, as well as marketing and communication assistance to ensure maximum visibility.
Our software has been proven (see 2019 published results from our randomized control trial: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883540319303341) to enhance skills acquisition compared to traditional methods, offering a shared, remote, real-time learning experience. In addition, medical training costs will be lower, more accessible, faster, and more effective via VR simulation.
The VR learning simulation will be widely accessible at no cost, both at HTC’s Viveport and at ORamaVR’s Store, and will support all current SteamVR enabled desktop HMDs, as well as untethered mobile units. A learning video will be available for those users that do not have access to a VR hardware unit.
For the global developer community, our free source code will also be released.