This VR Medical Imaging and Treatment Experience for Ryerson University allows students to visualize, interact with, and learn more about a variety of medical devices.
Prof. Jahangir (Jahan) Tavakkoli, a Medical Physics Professor at Ryerson University, approached Arch Virtual wishing to utilize virtual reality (VR) in his BME229-Biomedical Physics, a second-year Biomedical Engineering course. The resulting application enables students to visualize and interact with several medical imaging and therapy devices.
Students are able to conduct various imaging and treatment scenarios, along with a movie or series of images with voice narration describing the methods and results of each imaging/treatment procedure.
Device Selection Menu
Learners in the experience press a button on the Oculus controller to open an interactive menu.
In each medical imaging virtual simulation, learners can play various presentations and videos supporting the interactive experience.
Learners can quickly and easily move anywhere in the scene, and rotate their position as needed.
Each scenario includes animations simulating patient movement and positioning within the device.
This application was custom developed by the same team at Arch Virtual responsible for developing Acadicus, but did not use the platform for this application. After reviewing Ryerson’s objectives, and goals of using the application without an internet connection, it was determined that an offline, solo learning experience was best suited for the first version.
Contributors / Collaborators
Dr. Jahangir (Jahan) Tavakkoli
Assistant Chair and Undergraduate Program Director, Medical Physics, and Professor at Ryerson University
Research Group / Lab: Advanced Biomedical Ultrasound Imaging and Therapy (ABUITL)
Technical Officer at Ryerson University, and Multidisciplinary Scientist
Ryerson University: Department of Physics
Our faculty is known for expertise in researching the intersection of physics and medicine. We’re also expanding the use of physics tools to solve problems within interconnected, complex systems across a broad range of sectors.
Ryerson University: Biomedical Engineering Dept.
Acadicus Info / Demo Request
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