New Technology for VR-based Training Can Help Save Lives

The newly developed VR technology shows a high learning effect for medical personnel who are supposed to recognize acute diseases in patients

VRINN partner Making View AS signed a license agreement with NTNU Technology Transfer AS on 24 June 2020. This agreement gives the company exclusive rights to further develop and sell the research-based VR technology that enables effective training of healthcare professionals in hospitals, community health and health science students.

NTNU has been conducting research with Virtual Reality for many years to train healthcare professionals in clinical observation, says Professor Aslak Steinsbekk. Increasing the professional quality of observation of sick patients can help to save more lives. Systematic action will make it easier to identify potentially life-threatening conditions early in the course of the disease. The methodology for systematic clinical observation is called ABCDE and can be used in all situations where a patient needs to be observed. There is a great need for training in the method in various health care fields.

Several of the healthcare system students who have tried the training platform say that it has been both fun and interesting and effective. VR-based training is not very resource-intensive compared to alternative forms of training and can be conducted anywhere. The new VR technology meets the enormous demand for training of health professionals and offers a faster, more motivating and flexible form of training. The technology has shown a high learning effect in a randomized study with 600 participants.

Both Making View and NTNU met with great interest from several key health care players who want to use VR in education. Making View AS is now pleased to be responsible for further development and sales to hospitals and educational institutions both within and outside Norway, says Making View’s Sales Manager, Are S. Vindfallet.

NTNU Technology Transfer can say that Making View has been selected from several international players. Making View has good contacts with potential pilot customers and is prepared to focus and accelerate further development and international distribution so that the technology can be made available to the company as soon as possible, says NTNU Technology Transfer project manager Kristin Lønsethagen. We rely on the heirs of NTNU technology to have the necessary resources and means to carry out the research and thereby help as many people as possible. This often represents a unique opportunity for Norwegian investors to build industrial adventures in Norway.

“We are grateful that NTNU has chosen Making View as a commercial and technical partner to disseminate the solution to public and private actors in the healthcare sector where VR-based training can be useful. We look forward to integrating the technology into our cognitive performance platform and bringing the product to the market,” said Knut-Einar Wold, Managing Director of Making View.

Making View faces an imminent round of topics to further develop its cognitive performance platform and ensure global scaling. The company works with several related VR products in the areas of mental health, training and education. NTNU’s newly developed VR technology is a perfect addition to our product portfolio and will help to strengthen Making View’s position in the market, says Knut-Einar Wold.

Making View’s website: www.makingview.com
Contact person: Knut-Einar Wold, kew@makingview.com

NTNU Technology Transfer’d website: https://www.ntnutto.no/
Contact person: Kristin Lønsethagen, kristin.lonsethagen@ntnu.no

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