Medical Education

Med School without Cadavers?

(Scientific American) – 1231 Frederick II, the Holy Roman Emperor who ruled over much of Europe, issued a decree requiring schools that trained doctors to hold a human body dissection once every five years. It was a slow debut for what would become a cornerstone of medical education. […]

Medical Education

Surgeon Education: The Reality of the Future is Virtual

Surgeon training is a significant undertaking for both the learner and the teacher. To first do no harm, trainees spend countless hours learning to become competent and safe. The means to this end however has significant limitations. The cliché of see one, do one, teach one grossly oversimplifies the acquisition of a surgeon’s skill, is actually unethical and requires elaboration. […]

Haptics

Dexmo Haptic Force-feedback Gloves are Compact and Wireless

(Road to VR) – With a development journey starting way back in 2014, Dexta’s Dexmo haptic force-feedback VR gloves have come a very long way. I recently went hands-on with the latest version of the company’s gloves, which are now production ready, and came away impressed with their compact size and freedom of mobility. […]

Medical Education

Immersive Training for Retention

(Medium) – Healthcare professionals are tasked with learning and retaining an enormous amount of knowledge and skills. Whether the task is to master human anatomy and physiology, the symptoms associated with a broad range of diseases and disorders, or the skills associated with performing […]