The Telegraph: Doctors learn to treat Covid-19 patients in virtual reality in Taiwan

Lin Greta / 2020.5.14

Doctors in Taiwan are learning to treat coronavirus patients using VR headsets. A mobile phone brand has developed a system which can teach the basic procedures before medical staff face the dangers of the real wards. The SimX VR medical training system has been developed by Taiwanese mobile phone brand HTC and the Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation. Goggles and control sticks immerse the trainee into a virtual environment. It means they can test skills and learn from their mistakes without any risk to their own health.