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ROI: Extended Reality (XR) vs. Manikins

By GIGXR on Nov 15, 2020 10:50:10 AM

If you want to add immersive learning to your curriculum or want to upgrade from Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR) options, you may have to justify the investment in Extended Reality (XR) and Mixed Reality (MR) devices. 

This might be particularly challenging heading into 2021, as universities cope with the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. 

For instructors and students in healthcare fields, though, the investment in XR pays off in both quality of education and a favorable cost-benefit analysis when compared to other types of simulation teaching and training.

Topics: Virtual Reality Extended Reality Mixed Reality Healthcare
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Live Events During COVID-19: The Power of Realities

By GIGXR on Sep 29, 2020 10:33:42 AM

In today’s ultra-connected world, we’re used to having Zoom conversations with family and colleagues, opening Spotify to check out artists from around the world and using Google Translate to access content in any language.

Concerts and sporting events are among the few events that still bring large crowds together — as in up to 100,000 people — to share space, energy, camaraderie and just fun. Analog has been the way to go for most consumers, even as avant-garde companies started to experiment with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). After all, it’s the atmosphere of being with fellow fans that you can’t recreate effectively at home.

Topics: VR Virtual Reality Extended Reality
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Remote Simulation Capabilities at IVRHA/BehaVR Conference

By GIGXR on Sep 14, 2020 9:53:29 AM

With more and more students facing uncertainties around tuition for online courses and the remote learning environments as we embark on the Fall 2020 school year, how can educators, particularly in fields that require off-the-page educational experiences (such as medicine) deliver an improved student experience? 

Dane Axelgard, VP Sales, North America at GIGXR, outlined how and why immersive learning is more vital than ever for healthcare training in 2020 in his presentation for the “Your Guide to Virtual Reality Healthcare Applications, Products and Services” virtual conference, co-hosted by IVRHA and BehaVR this past month.

Topics: Extended Reality Healthcare
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How Extended Realities Accommodate Different Learning Styles

By GIGXR on Aug 10, 2020 11:08:46 AM

Extended reality (XR) technologies like augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) are transformative tools that are changing the way students access key information and skills in medical programs. Unlike lecture, books or video, XR allows students to master material through interactivity and deeper exploration.

Topics: Extended Reality Healthcare
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Mixed Reality in Education and Training

By GIGXR on Jul 21, 2020 3:21:19 PM

Today's educators are constantly looking for new interactive tools to engage students. Virtual Reality (VR) has been recognized for some time as a key technology that can bring the educational experience to the next level, while Extended Reality (XR), which incorporates VR and Augmented Reality (AR), has become the new cutting edge of learning.

Topics: Virtual Reality Extended Reality Mixed Reality
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Haptics & Advanced Sensory Perception In Extended Realities

By GIGXR on Jul 7, 2020 9:28:14 AM

Until recently, the focus of Extended Reality (XR) technologies, which encompasses Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality, has been to provide simulated audiovisual experiences in a physical space. And while the industry is constantly looking to improve how we see and hear in the XR world, there are new technologies, such as haptics, that are bringing the sense of touch into the virtual space as well.

Topics: Virtual Reality Extended Reality

Immersive Technology in Healthcare Training Ebook

By GIGXR on May 25, 2020 6:00:00 AM

In our E-book: Immersive Technologies in Healthcare Training, GIGXR explores the expansion of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Realities in the healthcare industry.  We look at the current state and development of these Extended Realities (XR) and how learning and teaching can be enhanced with these resources.

Topics: VR Virtual Reality Extended Reality
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A Salute To Healthcare Workers On International Nurses Day

By GIGXR on May 12, 2020 6:15:00 AM

May 12th is International Nurses Day as our healthcare workers continue to hold our hospitals together as best they can in the face of COVID. Many of these men and women are working through hyper exhaustion and limited resources, all while trying to keep themselves, coworkers, and families as safe as possible. Some healthcare workers have not seen their families face to face in weeks and yet they press on helping the sickest among us and trying to cope with the many they are unable to help.
Topics: Virtual Reality Extended Reality
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Business Cases Proving Extended Reality Training ROI

By GIGXR on Apr 21, 2020 6:15:00 AM

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.

Topics: Extended Reality Mixed Reality
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Immersive Technology In Education: Extended Realities Explored

By GIGXR on Mar 24, 2020 2:15:00 PM

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.

Topics: Extended Reality