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British Army Turns To Oculus Rift To Take the Sting Out of Battlefield Trauma 23

Dimetrodon (2714071) writes British consultancy Plextek has just announced the world's first immersive medical training system for the military using the Oculus Rift. The virtual reality technology will be used to simulate pre-hospital care on the battlefield, requiring trainees to "negotiate and prioritise" clinical needs while under virtual fire.
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British Army Turns To Oculus Rift To Take the Sting Out of Battlefield Trauma

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  • by Cryacin ( 657549 ) on Sunday June 15, 2014 @08:02AM (#47239887)

    Battlefield trauma? They volunteered for it, they get the trauma they bargained for. Don't they enjoy cashing their pay for following orders?

    Quite a cynical way to be viewing the guys patching up the boys who've been shot to pieces. If anyone in an army deserves sympathy, it would have to be the field medics. Hopefully for your sake Mr. AC, I just fed a troll.

  • by AHuxley ( 892839 ) on Sunday June 15, 2014 @08:23AM (#47239931) Journal
    It gives that 3d depth and color lacking in the real world.
    Young people like computer games and respond well to been further educated with computers.
    Its part of a complex learning system that has worked/sold well in other countries...
    Its part of a complex learning system that will sell well other countries...
    Think of the exports, local hi tech jobs.
    Stories like this reflect well on Armed Forces when any good news is needed to take away from reports about the UK role in Iraq.
  • GOP AC (Score:2, Insightful)

    by globaljustin ( 574257 ) on Sunday June 15, 2014 @09:51AM (#47240139) Journal

    so we must conclude that they were doing it for the pay or the blood-lust.

    this is a GOP troll

    no one I know, have ever met, or have ever read or watched has *ever* used this logic

    progrssives/liberals who are anti-war do not use this kind of rhetoric, ever anywhere

    by this logic, anyone who gets into banking must be doing so in order to evict/foreclose on familes

  • by NotSoHeavyD3 ( 1400425 ) on Sunday June 15, 2014 @11:16AM (#47240401)
    But since they're doing education with it, damn med students could use this to look at a virtual cadaver if they wanted to put in a little extra studying. (Since I bet seeing it in VR is a lot better than Grey's anatomy. Not as good as the real thing but they'll still be doing that.)

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