Virtual Reality (VR) refers to computer technologies that use software to generate realistic images, sounds and other sesations that replicate a real environment and simulate a user's physical presence in this environment, by enabling the user to interact with this space and any objects depicted therein.
Virtual Reality is used to provide trainees with a virtual environment where they can develop their skills without the real-world complications. In other words, Simulation Education is a bridge between classroom learning and real-life experience.
VR Department of APZ has three domains of activity:
- Medical training simulators
- Custom operations training simulators
- VR hardware developments and integrations.
SiMedix is the APZ brand in medical training simulators, which has focused on opthalmic surgeries. Medical simulators rely on computerized mannequins that perform several functions of human realistically.
Medical simulators allow trainees to practice what to do in different situations and give them the best possible chane of enhancing skills and reducing Medical malpractices. Only in a simulator residents can touch dangerous situations without putting a patient in danger.
Also, simulators have proven far more effective in the amount and retention of knowledge versus conventional classroom teaching:
- Ability to practice potentially risky scenarios in a safe environment
- Invreased knowledge retention by more exercising
- Reporting in a more complete, consistent and objective form
- Demonstration of what Students have learned