How VR & 3D Printing Are Making Hospitals More Efficient
A virtual experience developed by Doctors Without Borders lets people explore future buildings
Doctors Without Borders has developed a way to use 3D printing and virtual reality technology in order to better design its hospitals, improving how they meet the needs of both the patients and staff.
As a proof of concept, existing plans for a hospital built in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 were digitally converted. The facility was then 3D printed and a VR experience was developed in a game engine that generates a virtual world. Inside this world, users can navigate through the building using a virtual reality headset and game pad.