UCSIM Participates in CCHMC Pediatric Grand Rounds – “Virtual Reality is Changing the Healthcare Game: The State of the Art at Cincinnati Children’s”

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, UCSIM participated in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Grand Rounds to showcase and demo the Sports Medicine Division’s “Real-Time Sensorimotor Feedback for Injury Prevention Assessed in Virtual Reality,” project to implement and test fully-immersive virtual reality environments to assess sport-specific training improvements.

Cincinnati Children’s has a robust group of practitioners exploring the benefits of virtual reality for clinical practice.  Watch the full video:

Speakers include:

  • Landscape of Virtual Reality – Dan McLinden, EdD, Senior Director, Learning & Development – Overview of virtual and augmented reality applications in clinical practice.
  • Virtual environments and the future of simulation – Aimee Gardner, CP. Director, Center for Simulations & Research – Highlights advances in high fidelity mannequin simulation technology mixed with virtual reality.
  • A Virtual Reality Curriculum for Pediatric Residents Decreases Rates of Influenza Vaccine Refusal – Joe Real, MD, Community & General Pediatrics – Outcomes of a study using virtual reality curriculum to train pediatric residents to talk with families about the flu shot to reduce vaccine refusal.
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality: The Future of Sport Injury Prevention and Recovery – Adam Kiefer, PhD, Asst. Professor, Division of Sport Medicine – Preliminary results of trial using wireless, room-scale VR for female athlete ACL injury prevention and overview of augmented reality application of sport injury prevention training.

UCSIM is developing interactive soccer, basketball, and volleyball scenarios for student athletes that fully integrates with the CCHMC TEAM VR lab, Motion Analysis and Cortex system, and custom HMD system.  For more information about the project, see the CCHMC TEAM VR – VIRTUAL REALITY SPORTS SCENARIOS project page.