Designing Healthcare Facilities with Virtual Reality
December 16, 2016 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
A non-traditional method changing the construction industry for the better is virtual reality, according to an article on the Medical Construction & Design website.
Evolving virtual reality technology is making way for uses in a variety of industries, especially healthcare.
Many construction companies use virtual reality as a way to let healthcare clinicians immerse themselves in a true-to-size simulation of a new built environment.
In the past, designers have used two-dimensional information or scaled documents to make important design choices, like critical equipment placement, but they often can’t pinpoint all design challenges until after the room is built, the article said.
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net.