The University Record, January 17, 2000

New possibilities for medical ‘teletraining’

Chris Newton, house officer in emergency medicine, demonstrates intubation on the human patient simulator. The ‘dummy’ can present symptoms from a variety of trauma injuries or diseases. The simulator is one part of the Medical Readiness Trainer, a combination of virtual reality technology and computerized medical models that combined last week with Internet2 and the latest advances in digital virtual reality to demonstrate remote diagnosis and physician training capabilities. The remote demonstration brought the U-M together with Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., and with Internet2, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and Ethereal Technologies, all in Ann Arbor. Photo by Paul Jaronski, Photo Services. For the complete article, click here.