Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
- Imperial and Leiden University collaborate on world-leading AR assessment
The pioneering trial involving MBBS students, the College's Digital Learning Hub, and Leiden University Medical Center, is exploring whether AR technology could be introduced into medical student examinations.
- MSk Lab pioneers the use of learning tools in orthopaedic training
Imperial MSk Lab team produced research that proposes Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) based learning tools as a method of improving the performance of orthopaedic trainees
- Holograms transform medical education and training at Imperial
A newly developed medical simulation using interactive holograms allows radiology trainees to learn new skills using augmented reality headsets.
- MBBS Anatomy 3D simulation study
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are strong technologies to enforce active 3D learning in the (medical) curricula. In anatomy teaching we are running trials evaluating the spatial anatomy understanding of students, in collaboration with teachers and students.
- Biopsy Application Computed tomography (CT) guided interventions are taught across the world mostly using a traditional mentored approach on real patients. However, it is well established that simulation is a valuable training tool in medicine. This project assessed the feasibility and acceptance of replicating a CT guided intervention using a bespoke software application within an augmented reality head mounted display (ARHMD) - the Microsoft HoloLens.
- Best pedagogy practices for remote lab education https://www.imperial.ac.uk/digital-learning-hub/online-classroom/labs/
In the field
- Mixed-reality headsets in hospitals help protect doctors and reduce need for PPE
Staff at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are wearing the Microsoft HoloLens headsets as they work on the COVID-19 wards, helping patients in the most high-risk area of some of London’s busiest hospitals