This is a unique, world-class, multifunctional facility that allows high fidelity simulations of realistic medical and surgical scenarios for multidisciplinary training. The interactive laboratory is dedicated to studying human performance and error prevention in medical domains.
The Center for Virtual Reality and Simulation-Based Training and Research in the Medical and Surgical Sciences serves as a home for training programs already in existence at Stanford and as an incubator for the development of sophisticated patient simulators, virtual reality task trainers, and realistic simulated and virtual three-dimensional, interactive, real-time, collaborative environments.
The Center incorporates state-of-the-art digital audiovisual equipment and fiber optic cable allowing the unique programs developed and conducted within its walls to be distributed worldwide in real time. The Center sets a new standard for clinical training and is a local, regional, national, and international resource.
The programs developed and conducted by the Center for Virtual Reality- and Simulation-Based Training and Research in the Medical and Surgical Sciences will support numerous health care providers at all levels of training. Thus, the Center serves as an important resource for the School of Medicine, Stanford University Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.