Headset VR Clinical Challenges Combined with Neuroscience Training to Enhance Clinician Action and Capability
Chronic pain is a common problem and the increased prescribing of opioids has resulted in the current U.S. epidemic of addiction to opioid pain medications. We have developed a clinical training experience involving a hybrid Oculus Rift VR Headset experience combining a patient encounter in a 3D virtual primary care clinic with an investigation of a 3D virtual brain. We postulate that science-minded physicians will enjoy building a more robust understanding of brain structures when the process is engaging and quickly yields a robust understanding of the neuroscience associated with the patient’s condition and treatment.
Reference: Tanner B, Metcalf M, Tanner E. Headset VR Clinical Challenges Combined with Neuroscience Training to Enhance Clinician Action and Capability. Poster presented at the 2019 Winter Conference on Brain Research Meeting January 30, 2019, Aspen Highlands, CO.
More info on the authors: Brad Tanner, Mary Metcalf