Australia’s obstetricians are now training with virtual reality

With “Road to Birth,” the University of Newcastle in Australia is focusing on virtual reality and augmented reality to train its obstetrician students.

Australia’s obstetricians are now training with virtual reality

Australia’s obstetricians are now training with virtual reality

In partnership with the Hunter Medical Research Institute, the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, is building a virtual teaching platform. On the program, the emphasis on virtual reality to train future professionals.

The road to Birth, the stages of learning in Australia

How can nurses and obstetricians be trained in innovative ways to deal with the difficulties of pregnancy and childbirth? That is the question that the University of Newcastle in Australia asked itself. They decided to put virtual and augmented reality at the heart of learning at the initiative of Anthony Molinia, the new leader. The state of mind is the most important to convince teachers.

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So, that means that they want to know what we are talking about and the link we can make between computer science and academic knowledge. That’s what we’re trying to do,” explains the person in charge of virtual reality training.

Also, the equipment is done through the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, the Hololens. Also, the participating students are guided step by step through the different stages of childbirth. Students also can do a resuscitation process if a baby stops breathing. Techniques that are not easy to master without training. For the moment, it is primarily thought as a complement to classical learning. The content was created in 12 months of training with the internal IT team.