Virtual Reality – Bringing Healthcare Design to Fruition Long Before Its Ever Built

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

Virtual Reality (1)New technologies like virtual reality also known as computer-simulated reality are helping to bring healthcare spaces to life long before they are ever built.

Interior designers are used to using visuals to help create and present designs. The virtual reality brings it several steps closer. With virtual reality, virtual mock-ups are designed and constructed using software, allowing designers and users to experience a space virtually using headsets or specially equipped goggles.

Doing this can help further refine the design process and eliminate costly unknowns that come up in construction. This new trend in healthcare interior design is going to further shape the future of hospital care and efficiency.

How it works:

Building information modeling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places.

Virtual mock-ups typically require little or no physical construction and can be created based on digital models already developed with BIM.

Most up-to-date virtual realities are displayed either on a computer screen or with an HD Virtual Reality special stereoscopic displays, and some simulations include additional sensory information focus on real sound through speakers or headphones.

The immersive environment can be similar to the real world in order to create a lifelike experience which can help healthcare designers further tune the layout and design that will be most efficient.

Even Better:

Several people can join in and have the same experience from any location in the world.

Technology will continue to provide more options for designers and healthcare owners. Choosing the right visualization tool allows you to more effectively plan operationally efficient clinics.