EXCLUSIVE: Cincinnati startup releases a way to train combat medics using augmented reality

Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Business Courier. Written by Andy Brownfield.

A Cincinnati startup has come up with a way to use augmented reality to train candidates for one of the toughest jobs out there: combat medicine. Unveil LLC, working out of the HCDC Business Center in Norwood, launched its Virtual Patient Immersive Trainer (VPIT) on March 15, and orders will begin shipping out in June. It’s a program that helps combat medics in training get a better grasp of the life-or-death work they’ll be doing in the field.

First, let’s establish a working vocabulary to understand this technology. Augmented reality is different from virtual reality. The latter operates by having someone put on a headset, which takes them to a different place, either real or imagined, that has no bearing on where the user is. That could mean putting on a headset and being transported to the Congo in a gorilla preserve or into the middle of a battle in outer space.

Click here to read the complete article. Originally published April 9, 2018.

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