Learning CPR with Velicus
Virtual reality currently has many more useful applications than just playing games. For example, hospitals and government agencies use virtual reality glasses to train staff. Mixed reality is also frequently used these days to imitate situations. The difference between virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) mainly lies in the fact that virtual reality is a completely virtual simulated world., while mixed reality is a combination between the 'real' world and the virtual world.
The Dutch development company Velicus has developed a very beautiful and innovative application that makes good use of the applications of mixed reality. The Velicus application allows users with a Microsoft Hololens 2 follow a (recognised) CPR course in a very realistic way. You can read exactly how this works in this blog.
CPR course and AED training
With the Velicus CPR and AED course, students can learn to resuscitate, practice and test in a playful way, regardless of time and place. The Velicus resuscitation course meets all requirements and is officially certified by Het Oranje Kruis.
Projected into the Hololens 2 headset, the user sees a lifelike hologram. Depending on which course the user is following, the user will see a person lying on the floor with someone already performing the steps around it. This allows the user to watch and he does not have to do much or nothing himself, only to take in the Information. It goes a step further when the user sees a doll in front of them, with a lifelike projection of someone who needs help. In the Hololens 2 goggles, the user is shown instructions and can then proceed to CPR. This even goes as far as the user is physically resuscitating the doll, while the displayed hologram in the headset gives a realistic image of the 'patient'.
Microsoft Hololens 2 and Augmented/Mixed reality applications
The headset used for this application is the Microsoft Hololens 2. This AR headset (augmented reality) makes it possible to see the 'real' world, and to overlay a hologram or virtual representation. For example, it is possible with the Hololens 2 to make a combination between 'real' and 'virtual'.
The Hololens 2 is currently the most widely used headset for applications where the real and virtual world must be combined. Due to the high quality of the holograms, and the relatively high field of view, the Hololens 2 is (almost) always the right choice for this. However, there are also a lot more things that the Hololens 2 can do. For example, it is possible to work via 'remote assist'. This means that the user can make hands-free video calls to communicate with someone remotely. Think, for example, of a plumber who is working on location and has a specific question for the electrician. The Hololens 2 makes it possible to put on the glasses at the plumber and let the electrician watch from a distance via a tablet, phone or laptop and communicate directly with the plumber. Because the electrician does not have to be physically present on site, he can see immediately what the plumber also sees, this saves a lot of time and costs.
In our blog 'Hololens 2 Use Cases & Best Practices' we give some practical examples of how other companies use the Hololens 2 in an innovative way. Still doubting the applications the Hololens 2 has? Then this blog is definitely worth reading!
Want to get started with Augmented or Mixed Reality?
Would you like to know more about this subject, or can we put you in touch with the software developers at Velicus? Please contact us and we will be happy to help you!
You can also contact us for other questions about virtual, augmented or mixed reality. Do you - or your company - have the idea to start with VR/AR, but don't know where to start? Then we can put you in touch with our own XR Consultant With his experience in the field of implementation at large-scale companies and organizations, he can offer valuable tools to implement VR/AR for the long term within your organization.