Steam’s VR Surge After Half-Life: Alyx Retains Its Growth
The surprising news isn’t that Steam had a surge in connected VR headsets after Half Life: Alyx’s release, but rather that Steam has retained almost all of that growth. Each month Steam takes note of the statistics of its userbase, including the use of VR headsets. Interestingly, the number of Steam users with VR headsets is actually now slightly higher than it was immediately after the initial Half Life: Alyx surge.
This is exciting for us here at Acadicus, even though we are in an entirely different market than this title. The virtual medical simulation market is separate from the gaming and entertainment market, but this news means that virtual reality is achieving sustained interest. The development of virtual medical simulation relies on game development engines, and many of our developers come from a background in game development. A healthy VR ecosystem would be of great benefit to the growth and long-term potential of virtual simulation.
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This virtual medical simulation content pack aligns with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training and education activities.
A library of virtual nursing simulations, scenarios, environments, characters and equipment are being developed. Access demo simulations for free in Acadicus.
These 3D virtual anatomy assets and more are available in Acadicus and can be used to create immersive virtual healthcare education experiences.
This HVAC virtual simulation enables instructors to teach the basics of manifold gauge use that students can join from anywhere, any time.
This multiple casualty incident (MCI) simulation is a proof-of-concept being developed in partnership with an alliance of EMS organizations.
In this series of 3D Recorded presentations, Dr. Nick Slamon describes ACLS and PALS heart rhythm disturbances.
Operating room virtual reality simulation content pack with airway management / endotracheal intubation assets.
This virtual simulation content pack includes assets for basic wound treatment in an emergency room environment.
This content pack contains everything needed to conduct ECG lead placement training through virtual simulation. Accessible in VR or non-VR.
The Respiratory Therapy asset pack includes an elderly patient, various oxygen adjuncts, and interactive oxygen flow meter.
The human muscular visualization pack is now available for use in Acadicus, in VR or non-VR, for live or recorded lessons.
The Heart Block virtual visualization asset includes an interactive 3D model with 4 different blocks, selected from an interactive interface.
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