Augmented reality has already found its use in the medical sector in more ways than one. This technology has been used to perform crucial surgeries. Now, augmented reality is being used on medical mannequins that are used during medical training. With the technology these mannequins are ‘brought to life’ and they are supposed to have emotions to boot.
Mannequins Get Realistic
Medical mannequins are used as helpful aids for training in the medical world. It might feel really strange and unnatural for medical trainees to interact with such aids which are completely lifeless. To give the trainees a realistic feeling, researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have decided to transform these dummies into a ‘real person’ with the help of augmented reality technology.
They have developed an AR app which will feature various scenarios that are prerecorded by actors so that they can make the interaction of the trainees with the mannequins more realistic. The trainees need to use the app to get the dummies react in the proper way. However after the introduction, the medical models can also be controlled remotely to simulate them as and when necessary.
However, the entire process of a dummy interacting in a human like way is really weird. It is to be seen how the trainees feel while using these medical mannequins while they are undergoing training.
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