Medical schools use AI, mixed reality to train future doctors and nurses


At the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, a mixed reality tool, which blends virtual reality and augmented reality, is being used to train medical and nursing students on how to insert urinary catheters and tubes for intravenous drips. It does so by giving these students a three-dimensional view of anatomical structures. This emergent technology can help them to learn how procedures, including the removal of tumours, are carried out.

Previously all this information was available in 2D - or even when they are available in 3D, (the) virtual reality form is reconstructed from graphics. Whereas nowadays, all these things are actually real patients' material that is anonymised and converted into holograms. The device helps students in key areas like decision-making and interpretation of medical conditions.