Midwife students learn using VR tech

Midwife students learn using VR tech

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New tech is revolutionising the way midwives train for their profession. Researchers at Australia’s University of Newcastle are using virtual reality to teach one of life’s most complex processes. This virtual reality headset is showing midwifery students the stages of child bearing and the effects on the body. Headset wearers are able to view the stages of pregnancy in three dimensions. They can also change conditions to test various scenarios, and even add potential complications. Midwives have traditionally been taught with textbooks, dummies and clinical experience. The software can be loaded onto a smart phone or tablet, so learning can happen anywhere, anytime.