Pulse!!: A Model for Research and Development of Virtual-Reality Learning in Military Medical Education and Training
Source: Military Medicine, Volume 175, Supplement 1, July 2010 , pp. 25-27(3)
Pulse!! The Virtual Clinical Learning Lab at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, in collaboration with the United States Navy, has developed a model for research and technological development that they believe is an essential element in the future of military and civilian medical education. The Pulse!! project models a strategy for providing cross-disciplinary expertise and resources to educational, governmental, and business entities challenged with meeting looming health care crises. It includes a three-dimensional virtual learning platform that provides unlimited, repeatable, immersive clinical experiences without risk to patients, and is available anywhere there is a computer. Pulse!! utilizes expertise in the fields of medicine, medical education, computer science, software engineering, physics, computer animation, art, and architecture. Lab scientists collaborate with the commercial virtual-reality simulation industry to produce research-based learning platforms based on cutting-edge computer technology.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: National Naval Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike 2890, Department of General Surgery, Bethesda, MD 20889. 2: Texas A&M University, 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5855, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5855.
Publication date: 2010-07-01
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