Western University’s new Virtual Reality Learning Center is using VR and AR to train med students.
Robert Hasel has a big idea about how to change the teaching of human anatomy for medical, dental, and health science students. Instead of getting elbow-deep in a real human corpse, he wants them to get immersed via virtual and augmented reality.
He’s associate dean for simulation, immersion, and digital learning at Western University in Pomona, California, and after 12 years of figuring out how to turn an idea into a reality, this fall, the health science students at Western walked into the J and K Virtual Reality Learning Center for the first time to learn about anatomy through digital immersion and interactivity.
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