In line with their continued commitment to innovation across sectors, Proven Solution has signed an MOU with Belarusian State Medical University (BSMU) to fully implement immersive learning technology for medical students, using Virtual Reality (VR). This educational application, built on VR, is a part of Proven Solution’s healthcare platform, which houses several applications.
It has been developed to teach medical students auscultation – the medical method of listening to the internal sounds of the body using a stethoscope. With the help of this technology, students will have the opportunity to experience virtually simulated lab exercises, and real-life patient scenarios, to enhance their learning experience. The technology will also benefit doctors in the future by empowering them to examine hearts and lungs in a virtual environment, thereby complementing traditional methods of performing medical tasks.
Virtual Reality training sessions serve to emulate the environment in the doctor’s office and are highly effective in helping students through the examination process. The technology further gives students several advantages over prior traditional approaches to medicine, particularly in times of Covid-19 which has limited interactions with patients significantly.
Commenting on the announcement, Zaid Al Mashari Group CEO of Proven Arabia said, “Immersive learning reflects the emergence of new technologies that are shaping and enhancing learnings across the education sector. We realize that higher education is undergoing a massive transition where new technologies are being used to improve skills. At Proven Solution, we are excited to partner with Belarusian State Medical University to introduce interactive and immersive AR and VR lessons in the curriculum and continuously improve the students’ knowledge and provide them with newer ways of learning, with the help of VR technologies.”
“Belarusian State Medical University has always been committed to developing academic models that enhance student experience and outcomes. Our aim is to invest in reshaping the delivery of education so that our students are prepared for a more technologically advanced workplace. Our partnership with Proven Solutions helps strengthen our commitment and enables us to collectively reimagine the use of technology in introducing newer methods of learning,” said Eduard Docenko, Head of the propaedeutics department at BSMU.
Virtual Reality has emerged as a powerful tool that can give information a new edge and give medical students the advantage of interacting with and simulating real-life scenarios for practicing procedures and techniques. Proven Solution and BSMU plan to incorporate students’ feedback for new application planning, to augment and expand this partnership further. This will enable future students to conduct full medical checkups for diagnosing.