#CES2018: presenting our solutions with HTC VIVE™

21 December 2017

After being chosen by the virtual reality giant, HTC VIVE™   to share its exhibition space, SimforHealth will be presenting a virtual reality simulator in multi-user mode – a technological advance helping team-based health care training.

Communication and discussion between health professionals, in the same place or at a distance is now possible thanks to the multi-user version of virtual reality clinical cases designed by
SimforHealth. It will be presented in HTC VIVE’s exhibition area (The Wynn, Alsace Ballroom – first floor), and will, furthermore, be the only player from the health care sector to be included. The global leader in virtual reality headsets is keen to demonstrate the educational value of the new technologies in the training of health professionals and therefore chose SimforHealth to illustrate technological excellence in the health care sector.

“The tool allows an operation scenario to be rehearsed several times before actually starting the procedure” emphasizes Oliver Gardinetti, the CTO at SimforHealth.

Beyond providing a complete reconstitution of the environment in 3D, with a life-like virtual patient, the educational objective of this functionality is to highlight the importance of communication in health care situations.

“In medicine, it is important to be able to work together, both for decision making and for carrying out joint procedures”, explains Dr Vincent Varlet, Vice-President and Medical Director of SimforHealth.

For this 2018 version, the participant will be immersed in an operating simulation in the role of a intern in medicine at the University of Stanford and, working together with his instructor,
will have to prepare for placement of a stent. From the anesthesia to the operation, all steps will be guided by ultrasound.

Initially developed with the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Medicine at Stanford and Dr. Oliver Aalami, this model of collaborative clinical cases in virtual reality is a new advance in the development of MedicActiV – an international platform for consultation and distribution of virtual clinical cases, dedicated to the training of health care professionals.
With a large on-line library of simulators and clinical cases, available in virtual reality or computer/tablet format, learners can practice where and when they with, either independently at a distance or face-to-face.

Health care training Establishments also have the possibility of creating and distributing their own clinical cases, thereby facilitating the sharing and spread of health care knowledge to address the challenges of accessing and updating this information. Already being used by more than 30,000 health care professionals, the MedicActiV platform – www.medicactiv.com – is currently available as a trial offer to enable users to try out the full range of functionalities offered.

About CES _ The Global Stage for Innovation
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About HTC VIVE™ 
VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform, built and optimized for room-scale VR and true-to-life interactions. The VIVE ecosystem is built around the best VR hardware in market, supported by VIVE X, a $100 million accelerator for VR and related technology start-ups, Viveport, a global platform and app store with the world’s first VR subscription model that operates in more than 45 countries, and VIVE Studios, its VR content development and publishing initiative.
Visit www.VIVE.com or www.viveport.com for more information.