HTC DEEPQ COLLABORATES WITH TAIPEI MUNICIPAL WAN FANG HOSPITAL TO BUILD THE FIRST VR PATIENT EDUCATION ROOM USING VIVE FOCUS
Taipei, January 04, 2019 – DeepQ – the healthcare division of HTC, today announced a deployment of HTC hardware at Taipei Municipal Wan Fang Hospital to create the first multi-user patient education room in VR. Using VIVE Focus with the VR human patient education application, surgeons and families can join a shared VR world where surgeons can explain surgical procedures and educate patients. With this cutting-edge VR technology, doctors can improve care for patients.
“VIVE Focus can be used as a tool to break down barriers between doctors and their patients to improve care and drive education of patients to new levels,” said Edward Chang, President of HTC’s DeepQ division. “With VIVE Focus, medical consultation can become mobile and more approachable to patients and doctors alike. We’re proud to work with Taipei Municipal Wan Fang Hospital to explore how VR can begin to change medicine.”
“In the past, it has been difficult to educate patients on the impacts of a procedure or medical need. Through VR, physicians now can easily talk to patients about human organ structures and treatment plans in a shared environment,” said Kuan-Jen Bai, Dean of Taipei Municipal Wan Fang Hospital.
VIVE Focus, a stand-alone VR headset from VIVE, features Hi-Res display with a 3K AMOLED screen and a portable form factor that eases deployment in medical and business environments.
A typical patient consultation today can involve human anatomy models, however, micro structures such as nerves, vessels and lymph nodes are difficult to be displayed. Using VR, patients can more easily understand the impact of diagnosis and treatment plans alongside their physicians.
Taipei Municipal Wan Fang Hospital is paving the way for new methods of patient education. The patient application brings over 4,000 detailed structural components and micro structures such as nerves and vessels. New models and tools will be updated over time.
In the future, Wan Fang Hospital will also integrate the VR education platform with the Health Information System (HIS) system of the hospital’s patient educational review system. After each VR patient education, the public, the family, and healthcare personnel’s review will be digitized.