Virtual reality game teaches emergency birth care
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Life-saving Instruction For Emergencies (LIFE) is the 3D and virtual reality (VR) game developed by a team of researchers at Oxford University. Designed to help Africa’s 2.5 million healthcare workers, the game runs on a basic smartphone and can be used with or without VR headsets. Using the latest World Health Organisation guidelines, LIFE puts healthcare providers in high-stress, virtual situations. More than 450,000 babies die in Africa each year, and the development team hopes to help lower that figure through the LIFE training. The game provides built-in reminders for regular refresher courses and is linked to professional accreditations. Currently…
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