Simulation Research Roundup (June 2023)

Here at i3 Simulations, we’re always up-to-date with new research in simulation, education, and Extended Reality (XR) technology. We’ve decided to share this knowledge through a monthly blog series, where we’ll be sharing the latest evidence on how XR simulations are transforming medical training.

Here’s what’s new this month: our emergency medicine training solution Resuscitation VR, and examining the future of AI and Metaverse in healthcare systems.

Resuscitation VR: Implementing the Future of Emergency Medicine Training

T. J. Matthews, XR-Metaverse Cases (2023)

A research chapter from us this week! This chapter explores the use of Resuscitation VR as an innovative training tool in emergency medicine. It highlights the collaboration with medical experts and the platform’s global implementation as a mandatory curriculum module. The chapter discusses the challenges faced in medical training, the ongoing research, and future developments of Resuscitation VR. It serves as a valuable case study for those interested in implementing VR in medical training, showcasing its tangible benefits.

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Complementing, Not Replacing, Doctors and Healthcare Providers

E. Sezgin, Digital Health (2023)

AI in healthcare remains a polarising topic. The utilization of AI in clinical practice has improved diagnostic accuracy and patient outcomes, raising questions about the role of healthcare providers. This article emphasizes that AI should complement, not replace, doctors. Human-AI collaboration, with a human-in-the-loop approach, combines the strengths of healthcare providers with the analytical capabilities of AI. By maintaining human expertise and supervision, AI can enhance healthcare services, improve multidisciplinary teams, and lead to a more efficient healthcare system.

A Scoping Review of Metaverse in Emergency Medicine

T. Wu and C. Ho, Australasian Emergency Care (2023)

Interest in the metaverse has been growing worldwide, especially in the medical field, due to its immersive and interactive nature. This review explores the application of metaverse in acute medicine by examining published studies and clinical management. The findings reveal that augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have broad applications in education and clinical training, with VR being more prominent in emergency medicine. Lifelogging and mirror world are emerging areas in the metaverse roadmap. Understanding the features and potential of the metaverse in emergency medicine can enhance emergency care systems for future challenges.

To find out more information about XR technology in simulation training, check out our evidence overview, trial the training software, or contact us for more information and any research questions!

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TJ Matthews
Research Manager @ i3 Simulations