360 immersive Virtual Reality arrives to the Cathlab. Revamping Medical Education
VR and AR have a potential only limited by our creativity. Dr. Assad’s interesting experience shows that uses are intuitive but experts need to embrace being bold and experimenting with the innovation.
As I always say, it is NOT about the technology, BUT about the IDEA behind its use to make Healthcare better.
The implementation of augmented reality into the medical setting has been increasingly experimented with since the birth of the Google Glass explorer program.
The first publication analyzing the potential of such technology in different settings was done back in October 2013 “Wearable technology to improve education and patient outcomes in a cardiology fellowship program – a feasibility study” . Following this publication came the proof of concept on the application of Google Glass in a tele-mentoring scenario was published in JACC ““Tele-Mentoring”: An Interventional Procedure Using a Wearable Computer” in which google glass was used in a PFO Closure.
Since then questions have risen if the technology was truly ready for different implementation of glass. A recent publication “Accuracy of Remote Electrocardiogram Interpretation With the Use of Google Glass Technology” found glass not to be adequate for EKG interpretation. Which by the way I congratulate the authors on their effort…
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