Virtual Laboratories for Educating The Public On State-Of-The-Art Health-Care Technology

Weiß, Sebastian and Kowalski, Christian and Gliesche, Pascal and Heuten, Wilko
19th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
The fast pace of market development of medical devices combined with a slow adoption rate in health care often results in unawareness about technology that can aid the nursing process. Often, knowledge about the availability of such helpers only arises when the employer implements such a system. In that case, employees are ill-prepared and overwhelmed by the sudden change in their routine or are surprised that the device in question has not been adopted earlier. To alleviate that situation, research institutes maintain real labs that can be toured by the public, getting an early look on technology or learn about products that are readily available on the market. Using virtual reality, we go one step further to improve the reach and further decrease the cost of maintaining such labs in order to educate nursing professionals on state-of-the-art products.
Association for Computing Machinery
MUM 2020