SOURCE: EON Reality, Inc.

EON Reality, Inc.

May 13, 2014 15:37 ET

EON Reality Software Installed in the Nation's Most Advanced Health-Care Training Facility at the University of Toledo

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - EON Reality, the world's leading provider of Virtual Reality software, systems, and applications, today announced that its software powers the Virtual Reality simulations at the University of Toledo's newly opened three-story, 65,000-square-foot Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC) on UT's Health Science Campus.

In this center, health-care professionals practice important caregiving skills and procedures using simulations and learn to work as teams in a virtual hospital equipped with realistic human patient simulators. The center also includes the introduction of 3D and Virtual Reality environments to medical education.

"Academic medical centers are expected to be on the leading edge when it comes to integrating technology into curriculum," UT President Lloyd Jacobs said. "Graduates in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, therapy and the other health professions will be far ahead of their peers as they start to treat patients. The result will be fewer medical errors and better patient outcomes."

While individual technological components of the UT facility may exist at other simulation centers, UT is among the first to bring together this range of simulation technologies in what Boyers calls the "tri-center concept."

"These resources will be available to all colleges on the UT campus, offering transformative opportunities for students in other disciplines -- spanning the arts, humanities, natural sciences and engineering," said Dr. Pamela Boyers, executive director of the Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center. "All of this amazing technology is not limited to studying medicine; for example, modeling and simulation are already used extensively in other industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing and aviation."

The Virtual Immersive Reality Center features the world's first 5-sided, seamless, LED, immersive environment and is supported by the EON Icube software solution. With 34 projectors and powered by 17 computers, Toledo's immersive system sports five "walls", (back, left, right, floor, and a ceiling). The Center also incorporates a large curved interactive 3D CADwall (70" cubes in a 3 x 6 configuration) running EON Concave software, and two smaller 3D CADwalls (70" cubes in a 2 x 2 configuration) utilizing EON Icatcher software.

With these 3D Virtual Immersive Reality environments, health-care learners and other users are, for example, able to "fly through" high definition images of the human body, virtually manipulate cells and organs, work on an oil rig, or design a new kind of automobile.

In addition to supporting faculty and students at the University, the Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center also works closely with several global industry collaborators, the U.S. military and other health-care organizations.

"Working collaboratively with experts in fields other than health-care helps us broaden our knowledge and skills as we expand our capabilities. Our goal is to provide the best possible education and training so that patients are the beneficiaries of the safest, highest quality and cost-effective care," Boyers said.

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