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Mind Mapping and Spreadsheets in VR

3D virtual environments can aid in the visualization of data in a way that could introduce insights and new perspectives that are not as easily gained through 2D representations alone.

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Acadicus Pro Space

Acadicus Pro Space is a cloud hosted environment containing your simulation scenarios, where you can invite students to participate in live simulations or capture 3D recordings of instructor demonstrations.

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The SimGeeks Podcast

The SimGeeks Podcast, with William Belk and David Shablak, provides a steady stream of solid commentary on insights delivered in a way that’s fun and engaging to listen to. 

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Simulation Setup Guide

Acadicus provides lots of options for using virtual simulation. This post will cover step-by-step instructions for common use cases.

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Oculus Quest 2(updated)

It has been confirmed by reliable sources that the upcoming Oculus Quest 2 will have an all-new system for adjusting the lenses that will make the process far simpler.

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Characters

Acadicus comes with a library of characters that can be used to stage a wide variety of simulation scenarios that can be manipulated with Sim Manager.

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Assets

Assets are the 3D models of equipment and patients that are added to a Simulation Environment using the Scene Editing Tools.

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Environments

Within the environment, characters, equipment and other assets can be added to the scene depending on the scenario.

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3D Recording Tool

The 3D Recording Tool allows instructors to capture and share their demonstrations and lectures. 3D recordings can be played back anytime, from anywhere.

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Scene Editing Tools

Simulations can be easily customized and updated over time using the advanced scene editing tools and downloaable content packs.

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Multiplayer

Acadicus Multiplayer enables participants to join a simulation from any location. They can join in VR Mode or non-VR Mode.

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Simulation Manager

The Acadicus Simulation Manager enables instructors and standardized patient actors to become the patient, manipulating animations, vital signs, and more.

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Custom Development Process

Creating a virtual simulation with Acadicus is fast, easy and lowest cost option if you wish to customize your scenarios. This article describes the basics of our process, and the steps you can take to begin creating your own virtual simulations.

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Anatomy Assets

These anatomy assets and more are available in Acadicus and can be used to create virtual education experiences.

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Exam Room Environment

This is a preview of our exam room simulation environment, which is ready to be used to create your training scenarios. Standardized patients can be added and controlled with the Simulation Manager, enabling a lifelike and realistic simulated clinical experience for learners.

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Airway Assets

This is a preview of a new batch of airway and anesthesia assets and interactivity currently in development. Available to Acadicus Pro Space subscribers.

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ECG Lead Placement

We’ve expanded the functionality of our interactive asset class, and shared a preliminary demo of a 12 lead ECG lead placement simulation that features this capability.

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Get Ready to Binge on VR Medical Simulation

I just returned from the 2020 IMSH conference in (cloudy?) San Diego. I spent a lot of time speaking about, listening to presentations about and thinking about virtual reality in medical simulation. The exhibition floor was a carnival of conventional manikin based products AND a definite increase in VR offerings.

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FAQ

If you have any questions, or need some help, please contact us via the button below. Here are some frequently asked questions:

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Testimonials

Testimonials from a variety of users of Acadicus for virtual simulation, from medical, healthcare, safety, department of defense and more.

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3D Spatial Recordings for Enhanced VR Education

The 3D spatial recording feature of Acadicus is difficult to describe, yet deceptively powerful for enhanced teaching and learning with virtual reality.  This post will attempt to describe this feature by contrasting it with video based learning common in MOOC's like...

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Tips and FAQ for Getting Started with VR Training

As VR continues gaining traction in education and training, and organizations seek to integrate it into their curriculum, I wanted to share a few tips and answers to frequently asked questions we receive for VR development. There are lots of options, so hopefully this will help get you started.

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8 Benefits of VR Training

TIPS, TRICKS, STRATEGY, ADVICE FROM THE VR TRAINING FRONTIER   8 Benefits of VR Training Posted by Jon Brouchoud, CEO at Arch Virtual, developers of Acadicus The continued adoption of VR is unsurprising, as it has many uses. These include skills training,...

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