Chief Information Officer
9:10 AM KEYNOTE DISCUSSION: Augmented and Virtual Reality – Star Trek Novelties or Innovative Healthcare Opportunity?
In the age of digital disruption, current learning and training paradigms are being overturned as new technologies offer new approaches, with the potential to greatly improve outcomes. Augmented Reality (AR) involves the overlaying of digital information onto the real world environment, whereas Virtual Reality (VR) immerses the user in a fully simulated digital environment. Together they hope to provide a more engaging (and thereby) effective learning environment compared with traditional methods, but are also starting to find useful applications in clinical care. Are these technologies still mostly hype, or will they be coming to a ward near you soon?