3D simulation technology has been used for surgical procedures for several years now, and recent developments in augmented reality technology have opened up the prospects for more comprehensive application of this highly immersive and interactive interface throughout healthcare. Both Apple and Android introduced their AR platforms, known as ARkit and ARCore respectively, making it possible for anyone with a smartphone, tablet, head-mounted display (HMD), head-up display (HUD), or AR eyeglasses to access high quality augmented reality experiences. As an innovative medical augmented reality app company, DDA is excited about the many development possibilities ahead. DDA introduced its first AR project back in 2009, and now, with the advent of widespread availability, DDA foresees many ways augmented reality can be used to advance medical practice. Many types of new AR applications can be customized to meet the exacting requirements of medical specialties, whether it involves advanced training in surgical procedures, diagnostic applications that can scan patients in real time, efficient patient screening and identification for hospitals or clinical trials, or a host of possibilities yet to be determined. The landscape for AR development is wide open, and we believe it will have a significant impact on the medical practice moving forward.
By using the camera on a smartphone or other mobile device, augmented reality is capable of layering in different types of 3D computer information, whether it involves altering the setting, introducing avatars that can act as guides, virtual patients that accurately simulate real-world conditions, or virtual tools or equipment that can be manipulated and provide real time feedback. Detailed text, charts, and other graphic data can be dynamically linked to actual or virtual objects. This 3D interface creates a customized informational landscape, with interactive features that can greatly accelerate one's skills and understanding through an immersive and engaging experience. AR applications that can accurately simulate real-world procedures transform otherwise stale learning materials into a more practical and hands-on learning experience that will lead to greater information retention and skill acquisition.
DDA specializes in crafting effective medical eLearning experiences for our clients. DDA has extensive experience serving those in the medical field, and was awarded the Tabby Award for the Best Healthcare iPad App of 2012. One of DDA's unique capabilities is the design and development of virtual medical simulations (VMS). DDA has the expertise to handle nearly any type of complex and challenging software development project, whether it requires eLearning and certification programs, database design, 3D graphics and animation, graphic design and multimedia production, or custom interactivity programming. DDA does all its work in house to keep production streamlined and cost effective, while ensuring clear internal and client communication throughout the process, helping ensure a flawless end user experience across every platform and device. Find out more about how augmented reality is going to have a major impact on the practice of medical specialties in the immediate future, or let us know if you have a specific AR concept you would like to implement. Contact us today.