Advantages And Disadvantages Of Medical Simulators

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“Virtual reality is often referred to as Head Mounted Display (HMD). Holding up Google Cardboard to place your Smartphone’s display in front of your face can be enough to get you half immersed in a virtual world”[3]. The aim of the hardware is to make virtual environment sine the boarders we usually connect with TV or computer screens. So if we look in any ways , the screen mounted to you and your face will follow you. “Video is sent from the console or computer to the headset via a HDMI cable in the case of headsets such as HTC's Vive and the Rift. VR headsets use either two feeds sent to one display or two LCD displays, one per eye. There are also lenses which
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Now a day’s virtual reality is very useful for medicine and also some difficulties too. Here can see what are the advantages and disadvantages of virtual realities that used in medical field and the type of medical simulations and how they use virtual reality. Medical simulation is a branch of simulation technology related to education and training in medical fields of various industries.

A. Type of simulators

• Simul birth simulators-
The aim is to describe the experience of delivery training for medical students by using a birth simulator as an educational tool during obstetrical clinical clerkship.

Figure (1) Child birth simulator.

• Rectal simulator-
An enlarge prostate mean the gland has grown bigger. Prostate enlargement happens to almost all men as they get older. As the gland grows, it can press on the urethra and cause urination and bladder problems. An enlarged prostate is often called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is not cancer, and it does not raise your risk for prostate cancer.

Figure (2) Rectal
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 Virtual Reality is a Novel therapeutic modality
 VR can improve education and training for patients and doctors.
 Can increase Empathy and break down barriers.
 The tools are readily available, cheap and common ownership.

Disadvantages of VR:
 Still in under development. .
 Training with a VR environment does not have same consequences as training and working in the real world. This means that even if someone does well with simulated tasks in a VR environment, that person might not do well in the real world.
 Virtual Reality medical treatment is going through some growing pains.
 Most troublesome are the side effects it can induce, like disorientation, dizziness and nausea.
 VR environments become much higher quality and immersive, they will become attractive to those wishing to escape real life.


The VR environment is patterned to consist of many features which were found in traditional educational institutions such as colleges and universities. In that way, VR environment contains some efficient features like as Lecture rooms, Meeting rooms, Conference rooms, Library and
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