Join Clinical Tools on a novel project to investigate one of the most radical tools to improve medical education since the introduction of the Standardized Patient – 3D immersive virtual reality based training. Our project is just one example of how this technology makes accessible what was previously hard if not impossible to teach.
How good is your own internal map of the brain? How well can you visualize the nodes and pathways inside the brain, or do you just remember them? Now compare that to how well you know a house you visited, or a town? We build internal 3D models of things by experiencing 3D environments. Prior to Oculus-type solutions, this was simply impossible for most environments not experienced directly in the real world, such as the brain.
This project is about to change that. We're going to build VR Brain Exploration, a virtual world patterned after the real world brain that the student can explore. As the student explores s/he builds an internal 3D map s/he can use to understand brain-based processes (emotion, memory) illness (aphasia, addiction), and pharmacological effects (phentermine, buprenorphine). A better understanding of the brain will enhance enthusiasm of students to pursue future studies and further enhance their knowledge of the brain functioning.
We seek a range of consultants as we build VR Brain Exploration. Specific expertise needed includes
- Clinical Training
- BRAIN Initiative and Human Connectome researchers, and others focused on Brain visualization
- 3D VR,
- Simulation Sickness,
- Human-Computer Interface
CTI has successfully engaged hundreds of consultants in prior projects. Consultants are compensated for their time. Time commitment can vary, ranging from a quick review to a more in-depth contribution, according to your interests and availability.
Consultants will be listed in our proposal along with consultant-provided basic information regarding area of expertise and specialty. For now, we only need an electronic signature on an agreement form, along with a letter of support (more information below), and biosketch. All information provided is kept strictly confidential.