Virtual Reality

Brain Pilot

A Virtual Reality game to explore and understand the brain.

In Brain Pilot, medical students explore the VR brain from a first-person perspective, investigating different brain structures, tracing neural pathways, following signals as they pass from one region of the brain to another, and eventually building a true 3D representation of brain structures and pathways in their own minds.


Target:

Medical students, faculty or healthcare providers who teach medical students

Value Proposition:

Brain research is yielding novel insights and detailed understanding of brain circuitry and neurochemistry. At the same time, medical students have a limited understanding of neurobiology and the recent advances in the understanding of addiction as a brain disease. They struggle to develop a mental map of the brain’s uniquely complex structures and its network of neural pathways. This project builds an immersive and challenging 3D brain experience in VR that helps medical students develop a robust understanding of complex spatial relations and the role of neurotransmitters.

Platform:

Oculus Rift or Playstation VR