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PeTIT VR Featured on CBC News
PeTIT VR Featured on CBC News
CBC News reports on a virtual reality tool called PeTIT VR, co-developed by Montreal doctors, that could save children's lives by training medical professionals in paediatric trauma care.

We’re excited to share that our virtual reality software, PeTIT VR (Pediatric Trauma Innovative Training in Virtual Reality), was recently featured by CBC News. The report highlights how this ground-breaking tool, developed in collaboration with doctors from Montreal Children’s Hospital and McGill University, has the potential to save the lives of severely injured children around the world.

According to the World Health Organization, trauma from accidents is the leading cause of death in children, with nearly a million young lives lost each year globally. Millions more children end up in emergency departments for treatment of traumatic injuries.

Timely and skilled medical intervention is critical for paediatric trauma patients. However, many surgical teams, especially those in remote areas, may not frequently encounter such cases. Staying prepared to deliver optimal trauma care to children, whose treatment needs differ from adults, is an ongoing challenge.

That’s where PeTIT VR comes in. By immersing medical professionals in realistic virtual scenarios, it allows them to regularly practice and hone their paediatric trauma skills individually and as a team. The multiplayer VR environment enables remote collaboration and training without the need for expensive equipment or travel.

As Dr. Dan Poenaru, Medical Director of the Trauma Program at Montreal Children’s Hospital, puts it: “The idea of being able to train all these people, literally in their homes with a $300 headset on their head, that’s so exciting.”

Early feedback from clinicians has been extremely positive, with the vast majority finding PeTIT VR useful and expressing interest in utilizing it. While still in the development phase, PeTIT VR is garnering international attention, including from the World Health Organization.

At i3 Simulations, our mission is to leverage cutting-edge technology to enhance medical training and ultimately improve patient outcomes. We’re incredibly proud of PeTIT VR and its potential to equip medical professionals worldwide with the skills to save countless young lives.

Read the full CBC article to learn more, and visit PeTIT VR’s website to learn more about what inspired this project.

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