ThreeDee | Product Development
Project Type | Medical Education
Project Partners | Universitätsklinikum Würzburg
Hardware | HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
Scope of work
Concept | 3D Modeling | Animation | Lighting |
Shading | Systems
„By making young doctors „fit for reality“ of emergency care before their very first on-call service, this product will fill a gap in the neglected field of in-hospital emergency management. Appealing to universities as well as hospitals of all sizes!“
- Prof. Dr. W. Schepp, congress president visceral-medicine 2018
During medical training, students are confronted with a variety of teaching tools and methods. Even though some of those tools are utilizing modern technology to some extent, we've yet to find a solution that properly leverages the potential of state-of-the-art virtual training methods. Our goal is to deliver a solution that lives up to the promise of digital teaching tools by combining immersive virtual reality (VR) technology and real-time physiology simulations: STEP.VR
In an unprecedentedly true-to-life hospital environment with virtual emergency patients, medical students and young physicians acquire desperately needed practical knowledge as well as the skills needed for triage of patients and self-organization. Supervision and subsequent evaluation by a mentor ensures a thorough understanding of critical situations.
This sthrengthens the graduates self-confidence and reduces their anxiety of actual emergencies. STEP.VR offers evaluation and feedback, based on official treatment guidelines. Close cooperation with healthcare professionals ensures correctness of depicted content and suitable user experience (UX).
In ThreeDee's PhysioLogics™ engine, diseases are not represented as a scripted sequence of events, but rather as an actual pathophysiological continuum. Accordingly, the effects of drugs or transfusions are also calculated and visualized in real time, as well as clinical parameters (e.g. respiratory rate) or laboratory values.
A first prototype of STEP.VR has sparked great interest among students and specialists at the "Visceral Medicine 2018", the largest congress for gastroenterological and visceral surgery specialists in the German-speaking area. The medical faculties of the Universities of Wuerzburg, Ulm and Halle, are evaluating the capabilities of STEP.VR compared to conventional teaching methods.
If you would like to use STEP-VR for your hospital, department or university, take part in the evaluation of the software or want to experience this exciting new learning environment, contact us to make an appointment with your own virtual patient.
Realistically depicted hospital environment, including medical devices, tools and technology.
The ThreeDee PhysioLogics™ Engine simulates realistic disease progressions in real time.
Experience a meaningful feedback loop between your actions and the simulated physiology, based around your choices.
The program is developed with medical specialists and educators from academic and professional areas, based on official guidelines.
Frequent additions of disease patterns, diagnostic, therapeutic options and an ever improving feature set.
Consistent and intuitive UX ensures a comfortable training, even if you are not familiar with VR.