Category Archives: Virtual reality software

Supporting Nursing Education at the University of New England

  Virtual Reality (VR) simulation allows nursing students at the University of New England to practice caring for acutely ill virtual patients within an immersive, realistic setting.  Training healthcare professionals using VR serves to support clinical skill development, thereby advancing safe, high quality patient care.     The University of New England (UNE) is working with […]

The Importance of Simulation

This week is Healthcare Simulation week and as part of the celebrations we take a look at five reasons to salute the wonderful practice of simulation…       1. Simulation improves patient care  By far the most compelling benefit of simulation in healthcare is the positive impact that it can have on patients. After […]

Oculus Rift S Updates: what do they mean for Virtual Reality simulation? 

Healthcare professional trying out virtual reality medical simulation on the Rift S

For the past few weeks we’ve been avidly testing out the latest Oculus Rift S kit. The new hardware’s inside-out tracking shows the progression of VR technology and can only mean better, more exciting things for the world of healthcare simulation.  So, what’s changed?  The most significant difference between the new Rift S model and […]

The Joy of VR: what we learned when the leading virtual reality healthcare minds gathered in Los Angeles

We attended the Virtual Medicine conference at Cedars Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles where we joined leaders in the virtual reality healthcare space to discuss the latest developments – and applications – of VR in patient care and medical education. Oxford Medical Simulation (OMS) was proud to join other leading thinkers excited about the […]

Oxford University uses virtual reality to power blended learning and boost medical student education

Students at Oxford University use virtual reality simulation to augment medical student education. Blended learning combines traditional learning techniques with interactive, digital resources to optimise student engagement. This practice can be particularly effective within the context of medical education – where students are required to absorb vast amounts of complex practical and conceptual knowledge. With […]