31 May '18, 11am

Virtual reality injects life into medical training at NUS

SINGAPORE - Virtual reality (VR) has been hyped as the future of gaming, but the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) has been using it for more educational purposes. Since last September, it has been fine-tuning a system called Virtual Interactive Human Anatomy (VIHA) which allows students wearing a VR headset to delve into the anatomy of a human body by freely manipulating and looking inside different parts and structures, using a controller in their hand. Self-narrating modules help them to learn about what they are looking at. The system was showcased at the university on Thursday (May 31). Questions and animations featuring real-life situations, such as rigorous exercise's effects on leg muscles, and how a hip fracture might affect blood flow in certain arteries, also test students' knowledge on how real-life situations can...

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