Qualcomm Enters The Medical Field Plans To Use VR Technology For Stroke Diagnosis

- Oct 27, 2017 -

The search for better medical help is an important subject of human progress, and virtual reality is coming to us in improving medical training.


In addition to the theoretical basis of the medical world, the most important thing is "experience". "Virtual reality may not be able to provide real-life experience, but it avoids the risk of failure. Failure is an integral part of learning, but VR training is a completely safe and closest way to practice." Qualcomm XR ( AR and VR) project manager Leilani DeLeon said.

According to ubergizmo reports, recently, Qualcomm hopes to ensure that its Snapdragon VR platform can help to apply to other areas. The company launched a VR medical training demonstration, which was created by Dallas content publisher Forward XP and a consultant physician to teach the user how to determine a person's stroke through the popular F.A.S.T method.

F.A.S.T. Is a memory method used to remember the common symptoms of stroke can be observed: facial sagging, arm weakness, speech vague. T stands for "time to get medical help", which seems a bit redundant, but it helps to associate the first three letters with an unforgettable word. In Qualcomm's presentation, the experimenter used the company's Snapdragon 835 Virtual Reality Development Kit to wear equipment, and the experimenter found himself in a space-like medical bay with a flying robot that could explain every step of the simulation. By the way, all of this is done with computer graphics, rather than on a person's stroke description of the scene. After a brief introduction, a man appeared in front of my chair, the shoulder was undulating, struggling to breathe.


DeLeon said, "There is no doubt that medical training is consistent, standard and accessible." She told the media that for the company, training doctors on a global scale is a very big task, VR training equipment around the world to provide standard training, can make this process faster and more convenient.

DeLeon said that VR technology can also play a role in the treatment of phobia, for example, some people are afraid of snakes, you can learn to overcome the snake in the simulation, in this simulation, the reptile is first introduced in the periphery, and then the number and distance increase.

"At present, these projects are not widely implemented in the local medical institutions, but Qualcomm's mobile medical VR push can help change this situation," DeLeon said.

At the same time, Qualcomm has yet announced how it will work with healthcare providers to bring such training simulations to the rest of the world. But this demonstration let me believe that, in addition to medical training, as well as education, VR there is room. By adding VR courses, you can help students learn better and enable them to learn more.

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