In cooperation with Med Uni Graz, MINDCONSOLE recreated the existing emergency room in the Med Uni facility as a VR experience. The goal of the project was to create a proof of concept that allowed participants to accelerate learning by being able to train anywhere without restrictions. Students as well as working doctors and staff could benefit from this experience. Renting fully equipped rooms for training has always been an expensive and difficult part of medical education, and this solution opens the door to significantly decrease costs whilst improving the entire learning process. This solution is not intended to replace the current system - instead, it should open up new possibilities and make it possible to train in a wider range of locations.
The ever-decreasing "fear" of VR is the need to have an expensive computer, headset and a large room to place everything in as well as dealing with potential technical issues. This makes using VR quite rigid and static.
MINDCONSOLE has found the ideal solution with the standalone headset Oculus Quest which doesn't require an extra PC or difficult room setup. Just start the device and you are ready to go!
MINDCONSOLE utilizes Unity as our main VR engine. Unity is an established software that is used by milions of users and developers. MINDCONSOLE has an in-house team of developers that bring a multitude of experiences to life.
As a first step, MINDCONSOLE examined an existing fully equipepd emergency room by visiting Med Uni Graz and used it as a reference for the entire project duration. Being able to see everything up-close and discussing details with personnel really helped to understand the needs and priorities of the project for further development.
MINDCONSOLE had to make a decision in regards to the level of detail that was going to be used for the project. Since the main idea was to create a proof of concept, we decided for a somewhat simpler approach which left us with a bit more space for experiments.
One of the medical devices that MIDCONSOLE began working on was an oxylog. As a proof of concept, we have implemented basic funtionality such as turning the device on, being able to adjust some values with the knobs, alarm, and the possibility of turning the device off just as you would do on the real device. This can be expanded to include the full functionality & coverage of the real device.