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Obstetric MR™ for VICTORIA® Technology Helps Labor and Delivery Students and Professionals Learn Potentially Life-Saving Childbirth Procedures
Gaumard Scientific Co., an industry leader of simulation technology for healthcare education and training, today announced the unveiling of Obstetric MR™ for VICTORIA®, a new mixed reality training solution designed to help learners achieve clinical competency faster and more efficiently. The technology will be demonstrated to healthcare professionals at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) virtual conference.
During an IMSH Delivers virtual Learning Lab session showcasing Obstetric MR for VICTORIA, today, March 24 at 2 pm ET, healthcare professionals will get an exclusive opportunity to observe the dynamic processes that occur during childbirth in real-time.
In developing the Obstetric MR software, Gaumard's engineering team collaborated with Microsoft to fulfill a vision of the future of simulation-enhanced healthcare learning. The Obstetric MR system is comprised of a HoloLens 2 headset computer preloaded with new software for the VICTORIA® S2200 maternal and neonatal care patient simulator, which has been a primary, high-tech training tool of medical schools, nursing schools, and hospitals worldwide since 2014. The comprehensive mixed reality system uses advanced holographic imaging technology that allows the wearer to see inside VICTORIA and observe the dynamic physiology and anatomy underlying difficult deliveries.
Obstetric MR delivers to the educational experience:
• An interactive orientation in which learners "meet the patient." The technology enables the exploration of VICTORIA's features through a life-sized virtual model.
• A powerful, flexible solution that can grow with a training program. Obstetric MR works with programmed scenarios and manual operation. Healthcare educators can easily enhance the provided scenarios and create new ones customized for use.
• Multiple self-paced learning modalities. The system powers the study of a variety of deliveries on a life-sized virtual patient with the help of a virtual assistant.
• A fully interactive and responsive experience. Learners can observe the rotation of the pelvis as well as the rotation of the fetal shoulder during McRoberts and suprapubic pressure maneuvers.
• Real-time synchronization. The technology enables learners to study the mechanics of childbirth, including normal delivery, shoulder dystocia, breech, and more.
"We have taken the industry's most technologically advanced, widely used OB simulator and created a new, highly engaging experience to provide deeper learning and understanding," said John Eggert, Gaumard's executive vice president. "By synchronizing holograms with the physical world, Obstetric MR enables learners to see mother and baby in an extensive range of birthing scenarios that one might never encounter until clinical practice. Mixed reality provides an unparalleled learning experience."