University of Chester

Virtual reality to train paramedics

Paramedics are set to be trained to carry out life-saving procedures using virtual reality technology developed by researchers at the University of Chester.

The technology enables paramedics to both ’see’ a virtual patient in a lifelike situation at the accident scene or in the back of an ambulance) and ‘feel’ the sensation of needle insertions.  The project with the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust has been coordinated by the university’s Medical Graphics team, led by Professor Nigel John, who are exploring how innovative techniques and technologies in computer graphics can be used in medical settings to help patients.

 

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