Contract Magazine - November 2019 - 35

PHOTOGRAPHY: CO ARCHITECTS

Embracing VR to
Design a Better Operating Room

Designing an operating room that works typically involves investing
hundreds of thousands of dollars into highly accurate, full-size physical
mockups-and testing often starts during the last phase of the design
process, when changes are costly. In seeking a better solution, CO Architects
have developed the Virtual Operating Room Experience (VORE), a shared
multi-user experience comprising a series of customizable operating rooms
rendered in mixed reality, to influence the next generation of healthcare
design. To counter costly mockups, the VORE app offers a cost-effective
solution that blends virtual-gaming technologies with smaller physical
models, allowing doctors and stakeholders to test out all possible scenarios
much earlier, in the planning stages. It's a hybrid experience shared between
a group of "players" who interact with both a virtual and physical model
of an operating room.
In the app's latest version, the model elements-which include
equipment (operating tools, lighting, furniture) and characters (nurses,
doctors)-act as "game pieces" that are specially tagged to correspond
with their virtual counterparts. For example, the model features a motiontracking webcam that can livestream an element's location data to the
virtual environment. So, when an object is moved to a new location within
the model, its virtual representation moves simultaneously to the same

position. What this means is that the player wearing the VR headset will only
see the virtual perspectives of the characters, as placed within the physical
model. Instead of using controllers, the player's hand and finger motions
are captured with an advanced sensor called Leap Motion to allow for virtual
interactions, such as toggling lights on and off. Participants who opt out
of wearing the headset can see the virtual environment through a shared
computer screen and provide valuable feedback in real time. Ultimately,
the app will facilitate early decision making and lead to more efficient and
highly optimized operating rooms for better patient care in the future.

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Editorial
Industry News
Viewpoint: Cushing Terrell
Product Briefs: Healthcare
Product Focus: Soft Contract: Room & Board Business Interiors
Designer You Should Know: Graciela Andraos
Rethinking Wellness: How the next generation of healthcare spaces are making people happier and healthier.
Corporate Childcare Center
G-CUBED Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Vital Proteins Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB)
Matrix: Boutique Design New York (BDNY)
Matrix: Outdoor Furniture
Healthcare Environment Awards 2019
Designers Select: Wallcoverings
The List: New Books
Bauhaus Chicago: Design in the City
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Contract Magazine - November 2019 - Designer You Should Know: Graciela Andraos
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