Oculus, Children's Hospital push for mandatory VR medical training program

CNET | 8/29/2018 | Marrian Zhou
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VR simulation medical course is now required for all the incoming residents at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

VR technology may help medical students get more practice without risking real lives.

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The Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) now requires all incoming residents to take a virtual reality training program Oculus and the hospital developed in partnership, according Oculus' blog post. And Facebook-owned Oculus and CHLA are now offering the program at 11 more medical institutions and health care networks, Oculus said.

"A limitation of many outpatient offices and care centers is lack of space for simulation rooms and simulation centers," said Dr. Josh Sherman, principal researcher on the project, in the blog. "Using Oculus Go for our VR modules will allow for on-the-spot training without the need for the extra real estate."

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Oculus and CHLA will donate Oculus Go headsets and deploy the VR simulation to the 11 organizations, including Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Medical University of Vienna and more.

Although the initial purpose...
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