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School of Nursing Simulation Technology Mentioned in Medical Training Magazine

The School of Nursing was mentioned in the Simulation and Training Center section of Medical Training Magazine volume five issue 3 of 2016.

The article highlights the nursing program for its Virtual Reality Nursing Simulation with Custom Haptic System for Patient Safety, wearable technology that lets nursing students practice simulations at lower cost than standardized training.

“The simulation uses Optic Rift and a custom haptic (manipulation through touch) system similar to video game technology to give nursing students practice on common medical procedures,” said the magazine. “The university’s pilot study of the new technology showed promise in the student’s accuracy and ability to perform the actual procedures… and now the team is applying for funding to expand its pilot, improve the virtual reality platform, and possibly introduce new features like tactile feedback.”

Read more about the Custom Haptic System here.