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WesternU featured in Wall Street Journal article on virtual reality in medicine

by Rodney Tanaka

July 13, 2018

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Western University of Health Sciences is on the cutting edge of medical technology, combining virtual reality and 3-D holograms with traditional teaching methods in the anatomy lab and lecture halls.

WesternU is featured in the Wall Street Journal article, “How holograms are helping medical training,” about universities nationwide that utilize immersive technologies such as 360-degree video, interactive digital walls, virtual-reality and mixed-reality headsets and holographic-projection screens.

The story quotes WesternU College of Dental Medicine Associate Dean of Dental Medicine Emeritus Robert Hasel, DDS, who retired earlier this year. Hasel was instrumental in developing WesternU’s J and K Virtual Reality Learning Center, which includes an Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table, zSpace 3-D projection monitors, and Oculus Rift virtual reality immersion technology.

From the article: “It’s too soon to say whether mixed-reality or virtual-reality education will improve medical care. But, for Dr. Hasel, ‘this direction of technology is creating a revolution in the way we teach medical science.’”

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