Imersifi is pleased to announce a partnership with Rescape. The partnership will see the delivery of a series of bespoke VR training modules in both English and Welsh for Swansea University. The project, led by Swansea University and the Hywel Dda University Health Board, is £900,000 funded by the Higher Education Funding Council.
The project places Swansea University, its partners and Wales at the cutting edge of new technologies to deliver solutions that make the NHS safer, utilise resources more effectively, support flexible and innovative training as well as making strides towards net zero.
Head of Simulation, Associate Professor Joanne Davies, is the Principle investigator of the VRWR project and leads SUSIM, the University’s specialist centre and programme to develop groundbreaking simulation and immersive education.
She said: “We’re excited to be working with Rescape and Imersifi, they are passionate and knowledgeable about virtual reality with a track record of delivering impactful VR training.
“Their experience and expertise will enhance our ability to train individuals and teams in an immersive, engaging, and flexible way. It is more relevant than ever to help break the boundaries of when and where education can occur, especially with current pressures on all parts of the service.
“I am also delighted that some of our previous Swansea University students are involved in this amazing project for healthcare education.”
Rescape CEO Kevin Moss said: “There is an amazing ecosystem developing in South Wales around VR and AR technologies and it’s exciting to see the area flourishing and delivering on its potential. Virtual reality is a transformative technology, this project is the start of a new way to train the next generation of healthcare specialists.”
Joe Charman, of Imersifi, said: “Imersifi is excited about our partnership with Rescape to deliver these cutting-edge healthcare training modules. We are delighted to be bringing our expertise in virtual reality training and simulations to this project, working closely with the team at the University and their esteemed experts. The project will empower future healthcare professionals with the hands-on experience they need to provide the highest level of care to patients.”