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Dr Dale Alverson and colleagues describe how immersive 3D environment allows real-time exploration, examination, and manipulation of 3D objects and images. A problem-based learning (PBL) case designed to demonstrate an evolving epidural hematoma in a VP (Mr. Toma) post car crash was used for these pilot studies. The interactive patient simulation engine allows students to dynamically determine the direction of the case scenario. Students can be fully immersed and represented within the virtual environment or observed by others from outside the virtual world.
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