The Q-bital Operating Room Configurator helps healthcare professionals get a better understanding of how the operating room will look and feel once it is completed. By using Virtual Reality we are able to bring a 2D design to life, allowing everyone to understand how different choices influence the space and it’s organization.
Designing and developing a complex and expensive space like an operating room needs a common understanding of the space between architects, equipment suppliers, surgeons, and healthcare professionals. Using 2D projections this is often difficult as they are not easy to read for healthcare professionals. 3D drawings help better visualize everything, but miss the perception of scale. Organizations often make lifesize 3D cardboard models of an operating room to resolve this gap. This is cumbersome, expensive and still leaves a lot to the imagination.
With the operating room modular configurator, we resolve this with an Virtual Reality application to “design your operating room”. In the app, you can add, remove, move, and rotate equipment within the operating room. You can save your setup, and load it at a later moment allowing you to share it with others. Since you have an avatar and a sense of scale, you can get a better understanding of how the operating room can be organized.
We presented this VR-application at the Qbital open day on the 30th of June.