abcdeSIM-VR Project: Results In Brief

It’s as easy as abcde for virtual reality healthcare education. The alarming incidence of medical errors has recently raised global concern about patient safety. Simulation and gaming technology developed by the abcdeSIM-VR project has provided revolutionary training solutions for medical staff. Medication errors constitute a large, yet potentially preventable, cause of patient morbidity and mortality, resulting in 95 000 deaths per year in Europe alone. Indeed, 23 % of EU citizens claim to have suffered from medical practice errors. One solution is to improve training for medical staff using virtual reality systems. Despite already existing in the market, most of these technologies present limited clinical scenarios and lack of medical validation.

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