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Those who use virtual reality glasses should be able to save stroke patients faster

Those who use virtual reality glasses should be able to save stroke patients faster


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Virtual reality glasses are making a boom – also in medicine. But what good is simulation in an area that relies heavily on hands-on experience?

A 78-year-old man lying on a computer tomography bed. He has speech disorders. A stroke is suspected. Around it: all kinds of medical equipment. A familiar sight for doctors. But in this case, it’s not about a real existing investigation space. Instead, the trauma room is a 3D simulation; possible through virtual reality glasses. during the exercise participants In reality, they are standing in an empty room, treating stroke patients in a simulation generated by virtual reality glasses. In the future, virtual reality glasses can Training of medical personnel. The goal: to treat stroke patients in a timely manner and thus save lives.

Behind the idea Behind the idea Servet Yilmaz. The 28-year-old Berliner works for the global pharmaceutical company, Pfizer. “Virtual reality methods have proven their worth,” he says. “That’s why I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity here.” Yilmaz refers to a study conducted in seven German university hospitals. The result is clear. “Teams with simulation experience need much less time than teams without such experience,” he says. According to the results of the study, the team needed 21 minutes less to start treatment – 74 instead of 95 minutes.

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