Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Med School Goes Virtual

The infant is struggling to breathe, and you’re a medical student trying to save her life. The emergency room is a frenzy of beeping monitors, bustling nurses and a panicky mother. And nothing you’ve tried is working. It feels real, but luckily it’s all virtual reality. ER doctors need to be prepared for anything, but they get little practice treating rare conditions they don’t face every day. Startup AiSolve is taking the VR technology in gaming and using it to train doctors for rare conditions where lives are at risk. “We want doctors to be better prepared,” said Shauna Heller, president for North America at U.K.-based AiSolve. She described her company’s GPU-powered solution during a talk Monday at the GPU Technology Conference, in San Jose.