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eGPlearning Podblast interview - Dr Keith Grimes the Medical Virtual Reality doctor
eGPLearning PodBlast- Dr Keith Grimes & Medical VR Interview + Show Notes
In this episode of the eGPLearning Podblast, we interview Dr Keith Grimes, a GP and Medical Virtual Reality pioneer.
We talk about how Keith became interested in VR and how he has been using it in his clinical practice. We discuss the potential for VR in healthcare and also some of the pitfalls. Keith describes some of the projects and studies he is involved in.
Keith also explains how he built his skills to use social media to promote and build a community around his interest in Medical VR, and his tips for combining a career in healthcare with another interest or passion.
This is a great listen for your commute, on the treadmill or relaxing at home.
How to contact Keith and get involved in the Medical VR community:
Keith’s first experience with VR was through the arcade version of Dactyl Nightmare:
Modern VR products such as the Oculus Rift are a much superior experience
Project CAR - Oculus Rift:
Keith describes the 5 use categories for Medical VR:
Downsides and Risks of VR in medicine:
Keith’s current projects:
Entry level equipment to get a taste of VR and start using it:
Equipment to take things to the “next level”:
Oculus Rift https://www.oculus.com/rift/
Also you need a fairly powerful PC
Programming and developing VR tools
It is Free