In this interview with MEDICA-tradefair.com, Claudia Grab describes how the new VR Lab is set up and explains the advantages for students and lecturers in Ulm.
Ms. Grab, how important is virtual reality in education and learning?
Claudia Grab: VR makes learning more fun. It especially helps students with poorer visual-spatial abilities to improve spatial awareness. It’s simply easier to understand complex spatial relationships with the help of virtual reality. It is not meant to be a substitute for real-world learning scenarios, but should only be used as a supplement and to support the course curriculum – most notably in difficult training and learning settings of education.
There are certain environments, especially in the professional life of physicians, where many things tend to happen at the same time. For example, in settings like the OR, delivery room, trauma center or even a helicopter, future doctors first have to learn to effectively keep track of what is happening around them. If they are scheduled to perform surgery, they have to first understand what they need to focus on and at what time. In the real world, this is generally hard to do at first. ...
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