University of Newcastle Port Macquarie students to trial Road to Birth virtual reality technology

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The groundbreaking development in virtual reality technology, called Road to Birth, will be on trial in early 2018 for University of Newcastle’s midwifery students in Port Macquarie and Newcastle.

The technology provides a world-first visual insight into the internal stages of childbearing and its impact on the body.

Road to Birth, through the use of a digital headset, takes users on a journey through pregnancy with a life-size female figure in front of them whose gestation can be explored and observed.

Period05 Mar 2018

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  • TitleUniversity of Newcastle Port Macquarie students to trial Road to Birth virtual reality technology
    CountryAustralia
    Date05/03/18
    DescriptionVirtual reality technology will give Port Macquarie midwifery students an insight into the internal stages of pregnancy.

    The groundbreaking development in virtual reality technology, called Road to Birth, will be on trial in early 2018 for University of Newcastle’s midwifery students in Port Macquarie and Newcastle.

    The technology provides a world-first visual insight into the internal stages of childbearing and its impact on the body.

    Road to Birth, through the use of a digital headset, takes users on a journey through pregnancy with a life-size female figure in front of them whose gestation can be explored and observed.


    Midwifery lecturer Shanna Fealy said the visual benefits were immediate.
    URLhttps://www.portnews.com.au/story/5265121/bridging-the-gap-in-midwifery-education-video/
    PersonsShanna Fealy