New AI technology has been developed so trainee medics can safely learn their skills remotely during the pandemic. The "virtual patient" can role-play life-like scenarios and be accessed via a VR headset, PC or tablet.
Every era is defined by innovations that transform our lives. Ground-breaking leaps forward are lauded, only to have their crown snatched away by a better, smarter version in the following years. Since the turn of the millennium, unfathomable levels of investment have poured into companies pushing boundaries in every field.
Techround caught up with Dr Alexander Young, CEO and founder of Virti, to talk all things from being the first evidence-based training company to enter the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme, to adapting to remote training in a post-pandemic world…
The WCN team talk to Dr Alex Young, founder of Virti, a company combining mixed reality and artificial intelligence into a mind-blowing training platform. By harnessing data, and allowing users to build their own immersive scenarios, Virti is hoping to bring limitless personalized education to every corner of the globe, unlocking the full power of human potential.
Meet Virti, the company founded by trauma and orthopaedic surgeon Dr Alexander Young that’s using XR, AI and gamification to help medical and other professionals learn faster and remember training for longer
Bristol-based Virti uses extended reality (XR) and artificial intelligence (AI) to help organisations around the world to remotely train workers. When the pandemic hit and companies across the globe started exploring socially distanced ways of learning and training, Virti said it was “ideally placed” to help.
Cedars-Sinai has been using simulation technologies for years to help clinicians practice surgeries. Last year it started working with Virti, a U.K. software startup that builds VR and augmented reality modules for corporate training, to add to its orientations.
Cedars-Sinai tapped VR corporate training platform Virti for the program, which 146 residents completed over a 14-day period. In total, the residents spent a combined 280 hours in the immersive scenarios, which simulated events such covering COVID-19 personal protective equipment to code resuscitation.
A study has shown that when carers receive training via immersive digital technology, including VR, it can improve understanding of infection control measures by 76% and knowledge retention of health and safety guidelines by 230%.
A study carried out as part of the Government funded TechForce19 challenge has shown that when carers receive training via immersive digital technology, including VR, it can improve understanding of infection control measures by 76% and knowledge retention of health and safety guidelines by 230%.
Alex Young is CEO of e-learning tech offering Virti. As an ex-surgeon Alex has experience of training for the healthcare sector, and is trying to give all students and professionals better access to insight, as well help the healthcare sector improve it's ability to flex when needed.