The journey begins for the "Beyond the Classroom: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Haptics for Enhanced Surgical Training and Education" project, ImmersiveSurgicalEdu!
I am happy to announce the successful kick-off meeting of our groundbreaking research initiative, ImmersiveSurgicalEdu.
Our mission is to revolutionize surgical training and education through the integration of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and haptic technology, creating a truly immersive hands-on laboratory experience.
Thanks to the generous grant of 250,000 Euros from the Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnerships in Higher Education KA220-HED call, we are ready to embark on this exciting journey.
The project is led by the Biomechatronics and Collaborative Robotics research group at the Top Research Center Mechatronics (TRCM), University of Agder (UiA), Norway.
Project partners: Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania; the University of Siena, Italy; and the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania.
Our kick-off meeting was graced by the presence of Prof. Guido Gabriele, a maxillofacial surgeon who provided us with invaluable insights from the medical perspective. We couldn't help but notice the irony of a surgeon donning a surgical mask at our meeting!
Stay tuned for more updates and progress as we delve into the immersive world of surgical education.