GigXR, a global provider of eXtended Reality (XR) solutions for healthcare training, and ANIMA RES, a 3D medical animation and interactive virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) specialist, announced today that they have partnered to deliver XR training to higher education and healthcare institutions.
The partnership will integrate ANIMA RES’ Insight Series into the GigXR Immersive Learning Platform to allow learners to see 3D holograms of the heart, lung, and kidney respectively in mixed reality. They will also be able to view different disease states and their impact on the organ being studied. Insight Heart, Insight Lung and Insight Kidney, powered by GigXR, will begin rolling out starting Summer 2022.
Extending Hyper-Realistic 3D Healthcare Training on a Global Scale
ANIMA RES’ holograms feature hyper-realistic appearance and accurate structural movement. For example, for the heart application, learners can observe a myocardial infarction (heart attack) arterial hypertension and atrial fibrillation and see a version of how the heart muscle is affected.
“Mixed reality anatomy holograms combine the ‘best of both worlds’ of analog and digital healthcare training,” said Rodrigo Olmos, CIO and Co-Founder at ANIMA RES. “After all, learners are going to treat live humans. Using an accurate, high-fidelity simulation of a living body while training, rather than a corpse or a simulation puppet, helps tremendously to understand the complexity and fascination of the human body and make their learning experience so much more valuable. We know from studies how important detail is: the higher the level of detail in life-like organs, the greater the learning experience.”
“By partnering with GigXR to bring our hyper realistic holograms onto their platform, we are able to expand across key verticals, such as higher education, and scale our geographic reach to match GigXR’s global footprint in this sector,” added Pablo Olmos, CEO and Co-Founder at ANIMA RES.
Streamlining Accessibility and Reach for Healthcare Partners and Professionals
The partnership is a milestone in GigXR’s development of a 360-degree teaching and training library that offers comprehensive resources for all disciplines and stages within healthcare education.
“The value GigXR creates for all the stakeholders on our platform is something we’re incredibly proud of,” said Jared Mermey, CEO at GigXR. “Our platform and applications delivered on it – whether developed by GigXR or one of our partners like the Insight Series – are minimizing friction for the adoption of this medium that we feel strongly improves the quality of learning for any institution across healthcare and higher education while also reducing their costs and operational burdens. Our partnership with ANIMA RES – who can now add their products to our platform through SDK – is an incredible example of how the extended reality community can come together to enhance training in the real world.”