Medtronic HysteroLux™ Fluid Management System VR Training for Nurses
2 min read December 16, 2022
Immersive VR Training for Nurses Concept
Medical VR training for nurses is an immersive and interactive VR Simulator experience, created by Lucid Reality Labs with Medtronic, to train nurses on how to set up and use HysteroLux™ Fluid Management System, a new generation of highly efficient equipment for hysteroscopy procedures which enhances safety and offers procedural flexibility. The idea was to focus on experiential learning, reduce the complexity of the equipment set-up process, develop practical skills and build confidence to use HysteroLux™ during an actual surgical procedure. The developed solution allows nurses to practice every stage of the set-up process in any selected order, memorizing the set up steps and reducing risks of set up errors.
The main aim was to decomplex the learning and set-up process while developing muscle memory and a sense of accomplishment, thus building the confidence for nurses to set-up and use HysteroLux™ during an actual surgical procedure.
The Features of The VR Solution
Within the VR simulator nurses can experience any scenario, from simply watching how someone else is setting up the equipment, practicing it themselves while following tips as well as doing the set up completely independently without any advice but followed by an evaluation and possibility to retrace every step. The simulator covers every aspect and step of hysteroscopy system set up (calibration, tubes installation, adding liquid canisters, etc.) as well as a variety of in surgery scenarios, of how to use, navigate and manage the equipment when asked to assist with certain tasks by the surgeon (increase pressure, manage liquids, etc.). It also allows to simulate the troubleshooting process and can be programmed to simulate any situational cases or parts of set-up and calibration. The unique preciseness is ensured by the immersive simulation’s high level of visual fidelity and ultra-precise reproduction in Meta Quest 2.
Lucid Reality Labs has developed a physical interaction system for this simulator that allows interaction with virtual objects through hand tracking. The hand tracking and object capture systems were built to ensure the trainee would feel natural while practicing in the virtual environment. Although trainees may have different learning styles and be more visual, aural, verbal, or physical learners, the VR simulation with integrated gamification elements combines a variety of learning styles, helping capture and hold their interest as an enjoyable and engaging immersive experience.