News & Analysis using virtual and mixed reality devices, ac- online content, 3D-printed models, imaging, a tipping point, driven by rapid advances cording to Moro and McBride. These symp- and cadavers. in easy-to-use consumer technologies toms resolve quickly after taking off the “It is clear that cadavers are the opti- designed by major firms like Facebook, device, but they will likely limit the duration mal way to learn; however, in a modern Samsung, and Microsoft. of study and how much information can be medical and biomedical curricula, there “For years educational technology conveyed in one setting, Moro said. are considerable supervisory, ethical, and has gone through hypes and failures,” “Currently, a lecture can run for 2 hours, financial constraints on students spend- Moro said. “All of a sudden the world’s big- and students can quite happily sit there each ing enough time with these specimens,” gest tech companies are investing in this week and absorb the information,” Moro Moro said. These new tools just add to the space. These devices are ready for con- said. “Within virtual reality, we had optimal teaching toolbox, added McBride, offering sumer use, and as such, they are unlike the times of 10 minutes,
JAMA – American Medical Association
Published: Feb 27, 2018
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