Press Release: VR medical training enabled by Oxford Uni-backed LIFE app

New virtual reality medical training app LIFE uses HTC VIVE Focus Plus for training doctors and nurses to save lives.

14 November 2019 – Nairobi, Kenya – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Life-saving Instruction for Emergences (LIFE), a virtual reality (VR) medical training platform developed by doctors, nurses and researchers at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) in Kenya and Oxford University with support from HTC, has officially launched today.

LIFE allows healthcare workers to enter a realistic 3D virtual hospital on their own smartphones or using a virtual reality headset, such as the HTC Vive. Using the app, they can practice life-saving skills on virtual patients so that they are ready to act quickly and effectively in a real emergency. In low-resource settings such as Kenya, access to simulation training can be difficult and expensive so using VR for training could enable more healthcare workers to receive the high-quality training they need to save lives.

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