Traditional methods of education lacks practicality where students learn by reading theories and then during internships. Practical approach enhances the education and boosts a student's self-esteem, knowledge and skills (both educationally and on the outside world), and enhances their transition into working life especially in the medical field. Medical students can't get proper practical education at their institutions especially at the initial stage as patients cannot be treated by beginners. So, virtual training can play a vital role.
What it does
Our application will provide virtual training for the students in earlier years of their medical education to help them polish their skills and have virtual hands-on experience. We have used the technology of Virtual Reality to achieve the objective. The application will have a virtual room, tools, virtual patients describing their problems to see if the learner can handle it well. It has a separate section for emergency training, accidental cases, critical surgeries etc. it also includes a virtual guide (for self-training) and group training (for a group of students). VR training will allow the learners to learn the practical approach even at home. The application also has a virtual guide to train the students and improve training. The students can get instant answers to their questions as well. After each learning module, the learners can attempt a quiz to see how much the have learnt and how much they need to improve.
How we built it
Project is created with:
Unity version: 2019.2.11f1 GVR SDK for Unity version: v1.200.1 C# scripting
Challenges we ran into
The implementation of the AI Assistant was a little bit of a task but we overcame it by researching and taking actions on the same.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The provision of a virtual room, tools, virtual patients describing their problems and separate sections for different scenarios.
What we learned
We improved our knowledge about AI assistants and its integration in Unity.
What's next for VR Medix
In the next version, we will combine this project with some hardware sensors so that this app becomes more user friendly and user can interact with patients with hand gestures and motions and can virtually perform surgeries.