This is THE decade of Extended Reality (XR), and our attendance at the Virtual Reality & Healthcare Global Symposium really confirmed that feeling! Virtual reality (VR) is no longer fringe or a nice to have. It’s getting baked into the way we train, learn and experience things, and is especially powerful within healthcare institutions, nursing, and medical schools.
Extended Reality (XR) encompasses the variety of ways that virtualization can take the human experience beyond what the eye perceives. Human experiences, including learning, can be redefined and heightened through Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality - the three kinds of XR in wide use.
Through these extraordinary and unprecedented times in which we find ourselves, I find myself marveling at the power of the human spirit and our ability to adapt. As an Englishman abroad, I can be forgiven for once believing that it was a quintessentially British trait to keep calm and carry on in the face of adversity. I stand corrected. Clearly, when the going gets tough, we take a collective breath, keep calm and carry on.
Extended reality (XR) solutions provide unique immersive experiences that allow staff and students to engage and collaborate better, and learn at a pace that matches their learning styles. These technologies can aid learning and training at reduced costs and with positive ROI.