GigXR and CAE Healthcare partner to enhance clinical simulation training

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January 18, 2024 – GigXR, Inc., a global provider of extended reality (XR) solutions for healthcare training, and CAE Healthcare, a provider solutions for simulation-based medical education, have this week announced a partnership to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical simulation.

The collaboration between the two companies will combine GigXR’s growing catalog of immersive learning applications with CAE Healthcare’s training infrastructure to streamline the ability for healthcare institutions to implement and manage multimodal simulations, spanning analog, immersive and digital modalities that can be used to create full curricula.

“We see the future of simulation as multimodal, encompassing physical, digital, virtual and immersive products that leverage emerging technologies like Generative AI to provide comprehensive solutions for learning efficiency,” said Jeff Evans, President of CAE Healthcare. “As we work to implement this vision we are balancing investments in CAE Healthcare products while also looking at best-of-breed players in the market that we should partner with to accelerate this transition. By partnering with GigXR, we are enabling a core part of this vision through ‘simulation everywhere’ to make training and education more accessible and efficient to ultimately improve learning and patient safety.”

The partnership aims to empower medical schools, nursing schools, hospital systems, first responders, and government organizations to drive learning efficacy and bring more capacity for improved care, whether by enabling healthcare institutions to help individual learners or to analyze full cohorts of learners consistently.

“GigXR’s immersive learning platform already unifies immersive and digital training applications into one system, allowing customers to manage a full curriculum’s worth of digital and immersive experiences from a single dashboard,” said Jared Mermey, CEO of GigXR. “Our platform is designed to be further interoperable with partners like CAE Healthcare, including both their digital and analog capabilities.”

To showcase the potential of the partnership, GigXR will be demonstrating its catalog of mixed reality applications at the upcoming IMSH 2024 conference, where attendees can experience firsthand hyper-realistic clinical simulation, including: 

  • HoloPatient offers 17 different pathologies to empower learners in assessing, diagnosing and treating patients;
  • Insight Enterprise Series by ANIMA RES delivers accurately structured 3D models of the heart, lung and kidneys to show the impacts of conditions and diseases on affected organs;
  • DICOM XR Library, created in partnership with DICOM Director, transforms CT scans and MRIs into hyper-realistic 3D models for use in teaching, training and simulation;
  • HoloScenarios provides full clinical simulations that mimic the entire patient care journey, from assessment and diagnosis to appropriate intervention and escalation of care;
  • HoloHuman provides a whole-body anatomy hologram with over 4,500 named and described structures within 12 body systems. 

In addition to its platform solutions, GigXR will also be providing a demonstration of its freeform dialogue with AI-powered, on-demand standardized patients. Embedded into GigXR’s standard development kit (SDK), the AI can persist into any application the platform delivers, according to the company.

GigXR is trusted by over 70 enterprise-scale healthcare institutions across four continents, including Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Miami Dade College, Ursuline College, The University of Queensland, and many more. To learn more about GigXR’s and its XR solutions for healthcare training, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: GigXR / CAE Healthcare

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