The Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR) has announced its 2020 VR Awards winners following the worlds-first fully immersive virtual reality awards ceremony in November. With more than 157 international nominations, 94 finalists went before a panel of 70 expert judges, undergoing a rigorous judging process.
For the second year in a row, London-based FundamentalVR received the Healthcare of the Year Award after launching a new education mode for their surgical simulation platform. Their efforts in enabling redeployed nurses and doctors to learn how to operate ventilators (in less than 30 minutes) under the direction of an intensive care consultant to try and combat issues they were seeing with training during the early days of the pandemic is laudable. In addition, the technology has enabled surgeons and trainees to continue to practice and learn new skills anywhere – an essential feature during COVID-19.
FundamentalVR is a medical education platform delivering VR simulation and education using AI. They launched and donated an online training tool with Imperial College earlier this year to quickly teach redeployed nurses and doctors (in just 30 mins) how to operate ventilators under the direction of an intensive care consultant to try and combat issues they were seeing with training during the early days of the pandemic.
To view their YouTube channel complete with simulation examples, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmFqZXnrrrj8_iX5hQoFbPw