Italian clinical researchers from Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Ospedale Maggiore in Bologna and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, have developed a virtual reality simulator to help people learn how to perform CPR correctly. To create the system, the researchers used a Laerdal HeartSim 4000 mannequin tied into a computer powering a headset VR. The Mini-VREM project is currently looking for funding via IndieGoGo crowdsourcing site.
Project @ IndieGoGo: Mini-VREM…
Related abstract in Resuscitation (April 2009): Virtual reality enhanced mannequin (VREM) that is well received by resuscitation experts
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