The impact of 3D virtual reality radiography practice on student performance in clinical practice
This study examined the impact of immersive VR simulation (by Virtual Medical Coaching Ltd) on student performance in a clinical setting. VR positively impacted student performance on 20 of the 22 clinical assessment criteria analyzed. As compared to students without VR experience, students with VR experience were significantly better at positioning patients for X-rays and selecting exposure factors. Students identified three advantages of VR: enhanced knowledge of exposure factors, opportunity to practice patient positioning, and critical analysis of results.
3D virtual reality simulation in radiography education: The students' experience
Immersive VR simulation (by Virtual Medical Coaching Ltd) garnered high levels of student satisfaction amongst first-year radiography students. Student confidence was developed in the areas of X-ray beam centring, collimation, anatomical markers and technical parameter selection by using virtual radiography simulations. This study's findings will be used to improve and expand the integration of VR in the undergraduate radiography curriculum in the future.
We have been selected as one of the finalists for the Best Emerging Business category at the New Zealand International Business Awards 2022 (NZIBA). The Awards are run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in order to celebrate the success of New Zealand businesses on the world stage and recognise excellence and innovative practice.
The Product Innovation Fund was launched by Education New Zealand to encourage providers to design and develop new education products and services for international learners. We were one of the recipients of this funding.
In June 2022, we presented at the HealthTech Week conference and won the Callaghan HealthTech Award for Best Scale-Up Company.
In October 2018, we won the Microsoft Award for Excellence in Technology Delivery and the Supreme Prize for developing and implementing innovative, world-first, virtual reality training, at the national Tertiary ICT conference awards.
We won first prize from the Florida e-learning association in Best Blended Learning Solution: "Blending VR, eLearning, and Face-to-Face for Radiology Students” during the DemoFest 2017.
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One of the most exciting initiatives in my time here has been Virtual Medical Coaching embedding the VR solution.
This is what you'd expect VR simulation to be like.
Great fun and amazingly realistic – an invaluable learning tool for students!
An exciting learning experience that captured all the important aspects of taking x-rays.