A 2014 study highlighted the medical simulation market’s significant growth and projected its value to rise to around $2 billion by 2019. As this technology improves, training methods fueled by its advancements continue to grow along with it. At the same time, the medical profession has shifted its emphasis to evidence-based treatment and training, in an effort to objectively measure the effectiveness of both treatment and training activities.
An increased focus on education and training innovation leads to better patient outcomes, fewer medical errors and improved team management skills. The global market is currently buzzing with medical simulation growth, and virtual reality (VR) is introducing new possibilities that have been in the visioning stage for years. VR is beginning to influence the trajectory and goals of future simulators.