Taipei Hospital Makes Educational Space for Multiuser Patients VR Using Vive Focus

Published 28 January 2019, 05:38

The fact that virtual reality (VR) technology can be used for many other applications is one of the best selling features. HTC Health Division, DeepQ recently announced that Wan Fang Hospital in Taipei City will use a standalone headset, Vive Focus, to create a special multi-user patient education space.

By using the Vive Focus system along with the VR human patient education application, both surgeons and families can combine a VR room together where surgeons can easily explain surgical procedures to help educate patients.

"Vive Focus can be used as a tool to break down barriers between doctors and their patients to improve care and encourage patient education to a new level," said Edward Chang, President of HTC's DeepQ division in a claim. "With Vive Focus, medical consultations can be mobile and more easily approached by patients and doctors. We are proud to work together with Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Municipality to discuss how VR can change drugs. "

While traditional patient consultations discuss human anatomical models, smaller structures such as nerves, vessels, and lymph control. The patient application of Wan Fang Taipei City Hospital will use the features of more than 4,000 components and the micro provides a greater understanding of what certain procedures will require. As software is improved, new models and tools will be added.

 "In the past, it was difficult to educate patients about procedural problems or medical needs. Through VR, doctors can now easily talk to patients about human organ structures and treatment plans in a shared environment," said Kuan-Jen Bai, Dean of Wan Fang Hospital in Taipei City.

The hospital also plans to integrate the VR education platform with the Health Information system (HIS) as part of the patient's education integration system. After each VR patient consultation, the public, family and health workers will be digitized.

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