2011: Medical University of South Carolina eLearning Website
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) joined with St. Joseph’s Voice & Swallowing Center and Johns Hopkins University to develop an assessment of swallowing disorders. They asked DDA Medical to design, develop and program an eLearning platform to be used in universities and hospitals worldwide to teach and certify physicians in this revolutionary method of assessing these disorders. The result is this multi-layered presentation that culminates in testing and access to the next level of patient assessment. The presentation includes 73 embedded fluoroscopy videos with 73 synchronized 3D animations, all with narrations and supplementary content. There are 15 full-length swallowing studies and 20 individual studies included in this platform, as well as a full practice area and reliability testing area. Once physicians pass the reliability testing, they will gain access to the private patient database where information can be reported and shared within that hospital or university if needed.
2011: DDA Revolutionizes Medical Training with the Virtual Medical Simulation
Philips Healthcare was looking for a radical new way to train physicians on new medical procedures. DDA came through with a custom-designed Virtual Medical Simulation. Instead of the traditional doctor-apprentice method of teaching, the Virtual Medical Simulation allows for practice on new equipment and procedures without the lengthy process of one-on-one instruction. By situating the trainee in a virtual reality lab environment accessible not only on desktop platforms but also portable digital devices such as the iPad®, physicians can train on new XperCT and XperGuide procedures with precision. Utilizing video, animation, photography, and 3D models, physicians can quickly learn new skills with new equipment generated by Philips Healthcare. The Virtual Medical Simulation initiates the trainee on these procedures through a video introduction followed by a step-by-step guide through the procedure. This method of interactive learning can help not only physicians but the whole host of concerned parties--sales representatives, nurses, technicians, and others—all at a fraction of the cost.