Teacher Student Interaction
The The Virtual Patient Interactive Trainer (VPIT) system includes software specifically designed for the instructor with a companion software application for the student. Each piece of software lives on a separate device.
How it Works
The instructor software is installed on a tablet and the student software is installed on one or more HoloLens devices. The instructor software (aka, the Command and Control software) allows the instructor to connect to the HoloLens unit and to control the student’s progress through each scenario. This includes the type of scenario, the stage of the patient’s condition and the placement of any interventions that the student might call for during the training session.
The student software is designed to be used by students without any prior experience working with a mixed reality device. Most students will begin a training scenario with just a brief explanation on how to handle and wear the HoloLens device. The instructor controls the rest of the experience. At the completion of a scenario, the instructor accesses a report that shows the student’s gaze throughout the scenario to debrief the student’s performance. This report highlights the speed with which the student was able to identify critical cues in the patient’s condition and provide appropriate medical interventions.