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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 166-172

ImmersiMed: Cross-platform simulation training

Department of Industrial Sciences and Technology, Karel de Grote University College, Antwerp, Belgium

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Pieter Jorissen
Department of Industrial Sciences and Technology, Karel de Grote University College, Salesianenlaan 90, B 2660 Hoboken, Antwerp
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/digm.digm_12_18

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This work presents our vision and work-in-progress on a new platform for immersive virtual and augmented reality (AR) training. ImmersiMed is aimed at medical educational and professional institutions for educating nurses, doctors, and other medical personnel. ImmersiMed is created with multi-platform support and extensibility in mind. By creating consistent experiences across different platforms and applications, ImmersiMed intends to increase simulation availability. Furthermore, it is expected to improve the quality of training and prepare students better for more advanced tasks and boost confidence in their abilities. Tools for educators are being provided so new scenarios can be added without the intervention of costly content creators or programmers. This article addresses how Immersive's mixed platform approach can ease the transition from basic school training to real-world applications by starting from a virtual reality simulation and gradually let the student move on to guided AR in the real world. By explaining the idea of a single development platform for multiple applications using different technologies and by providing tools for educators to create their own scenarios, ImmersiMed will improve training quality and availability at a low training and simulation costs.

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