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What's Ahead for XR

By GIGXR on Feb 19, 2021 9:30:00 AM

The healthcare industry is  at a watershed moment for extended reality (XR). Just as cell phones evolved from 2.5-pound behemoths to ubiquitous pocket-size devices, we see XR as moving from an experimental novelty to a cutting-edge tool to an everyday necessity for clinical practice.

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Join GIGXR at Microsoft’s 24H Virtual Conference

By GIGXR on Feb 2, 2021 10:13:03 AM

Looking to learn more about extended reality (XR)? Wondering what it really has to offer in healthcare training and medical education?

Join GIGXR’s Garry Putland for an interactive interview on Tuesday, February 9th at 11:00PM to 11:20PM CET / 5:00 PM to 5:20 EST. See how XR broadens access to key elements of simulation training as part of the 24 hour Holographic Surgery virtual event presented by Microsoft.

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Remote simulation training: scaling access to meet clinical requirements

By GIGXR on Dec 14, 2020 4:13:23 PM

Even in a world where more workplaces are allowing for remote work, higher education has remained mostly an on-campus effort. 

State-of-the-art simulation labs, combining use of manikins, computed-based simulation and task trainers bring a plethora of tools under one roof. That’s especially important as simulation can now account for up to 50% of clinical hours required for graduation, at least in the U.S. and growing in other parts of the world. 

GIGXR recently demonstrated remote capabilities for instructor-led simulation training, scaling access of holographic standardized patients to help students meet clinical training requirements. 

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GIGXR Unveils Apps for Remote Simulation Training

By GIGXR on Oct 14, 2020 9:14:47 AM

During the spring semester, many academic institutions felt comfortable planning towards in-person learning in the fall. Spikes in the COVID-19 pandemic forced many of them to reevaluate, creating challenges for teachers and students across all disciplines. 

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Case Study: Improved Patient Care & Student Communication through Immersive Learning

By GIGXR on Oct 6, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Textbooks, manikins, videos and conventional computer-based programming only go so far when preparing nursing students for real-life patients and situations. Immersive learning addresses some of those shortcomings by working in highly realistic scenarios. 

GIGXR’s HoloPatient utilizes volumetric video capture of standardized patient actors to create an extended reality (XR) application that allows instructors to simulate a variety of pathologies and states of decline. HoloHuman is a 3D anatomy model that lets students look at 4500 different anatomical structures.

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Free Simulation App Prepares Healthcare Workers to Treat COVID-19 Patients

By GIGXR on Jun 26, 2020 3:11:10 PM

As medical workers continue to care for Coronavirus patients around the globe, uncertainties still surround many aspects of the illness. Information about rates of contagiousness and how best to care for patients is being updated and changing by the day, leaving many healthcare workers grappling for how they can best look after patients and keep themselves and co-workers safe at the same rate.  

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Introducing the GIGXR Immersive Learning System

By GIGXR on Jun 11, 2020 8:47:30 AM

As undergraduate and graduate students sit in limbo, universities around the world are contemplating what the upcoming Fall 2020 school year will look like. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed every aspect of work and life — and universities, uniquely, must manage risk in both classrooms and on-campus housing situations. 

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Our Commitment To Health And Innovation

By David King Lassman on Apr 8, 2020 2:15:00 PM

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.

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Snapshot from the VR & Healthcare Global Symposium

By GIGXR on Mar 10, 2020 2:16:00 PM

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.

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