April 15, 2022 – GigXR, a provider of extended reality (XR) solutions for healthcare training, and ANIMA RES, a 3D medical animation and interactive virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) specialist, have this week announced that they have partnered to deliver XR training to higher education and healthcare institutions.
The partnership will integrate ANIMA RES’ Insight Series into the GigXR Immersive Learning Platform to allow learners to see high-quality 3D holograms of the heart, lung, and kidneys in mixed reality. Learners will also be able to view different disease states and their impact on the organs. Insight Heart, Insight Lung and Insight Kidney, powered by GigXR, will begin rolling out starting Summer 2022.
ANIMA RES’ holograms feature hyper-realistic appearance and accurate structural movement that allow learners to see an accurate version of how the heart muscle is affected by something like a heart attack, something that would not be possible with 2D training methods or even in a cadaver lab.
“Mixed reality anatomy holograms combine the ‘best of both worlds’ of analog and digital healthcare training,” said Rodrigo Olmos, CIO and Co-Founder at ANIMA RES. “Using an accurate, high-fidelity simulation of a living body while training, rather than a corpse or a simulation puppet, helps learners to understand the complexity and fascination of the human body and make their learning experience so much more valuable. We know from studies how important detail is: the higher the level of detail in life-like organs, the greater the learning experience.”
David King Lassman, GigXR Founder, commented: “We are thrilled to partner with ANIMA RES to enable a seamless and user-friendly implementation of our learning solutions and expand our robust content library that continues to match the quality and criteria of the partners who are building the future of healthcare training with us.”
Users will be able to access all of the applications on the GigXR platform with a single set of login credentials, no matter who the developer is, simplifying access and centralizing curricular resources. GigXR added that this will also help to create a more streamlined procurement process for institutions looking to add mixed reality to their toolkit.
Jared Mermey, CEO at GigXR, also added: “Our platform and applications delivered on it – whether developed by GigXR or one of our partners like the Insight Series – are minimizing friction for the adoption of this medium that we feel strongly improves the quality of learning for any institution across healthcare and higher education while also reducing their costs and operational burdens. Our partnership with ANIMA RES – who can now add their products to our platform through SDK – is an incredible example of how the extended reality community can come together to enhance training in the real world.”
GigXR and ANIMA RES plan to debut Insight Heart by ANIMA RES, powered by GigXR in summer 2022. Insight Lung and Insight Kidney applications will follow. For more information on GigXR and its XR solutions for healthcare click here. To find out more about ANIMA RES and its 3D holograms for healthcare, click here.
Image credit: GigXR / ANIMA RES
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