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The Patient Journey  – An Immersive Experience

What does it feel like when you suddenly become ill and strangers appear and take charge of your life?

Health & care personnel are trained to help people through difficult times but do they really understand what it is like to feel so vulnerable?

Instead of using technology to just provide pieces of information to inform diagnosis and treatment, PatientVR is  using advanced media techniques in a very different way – to understand what it is like to be the recipient of care. They recognise that when people understand what is happening to them, they feel more secure and less afraid but acknowledge that staff communication is not always perfect.

The innovative PatientVR is now helping health workers to experience this vulnerability and fear in a way that has never been accessible to us before unless we have been in that situation ourselves!

The below video is shot from the first person perspective of a patient suffering with chest pain. It was filmed using a gopro 360 degree field of view, which users of the Oculus Rift and smartphone based VR headsets can navigate by looking around.

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Researching, developing and utilising current and immerging technologies to create the patient experiences, we are pushing new boundries.

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Our Plans

Learn about how the project feels immersive technology and the power of story telling has a big part to play in the future of healthcare.

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The Team

Find out more about the Team behind PatientVR and how the project developed from an initial research idea to its proof of concept stages.

@ The Horizon Centre we are innovating Healthcare using digital technologies

Using Virtual Reality to see through the eyes of the patient

PatientVR is a project with a focus on representing the patient voice at its very core. This project believes there is potentially great value in educating and training in healthcare by understanding and representing the story of the patient. By developing a unique process experience from where the user can watch and interact with a patients visual perspective, users can truly begin to feel what it is like for a patient in a healthcare journey.  Find out more about the project on the below link.

Project Background

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