Develop and demonstrate virtual reality infectious disease education in collaboration with Juntendo University
About 15% of all deaths in Thailand Are caused by infectious diseases
TOKYO, November 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jolly Good Inc. (Chuo-ku, TokyoCEO: Kensuke Jojihereinafter referred to as “Jolly Good”), in collaboration with Juntendo University (Bunkyo-ku, TokyoPresident: Hajime Arai), will launch a demonstration project for the introduction of virtual reality in medical education with the aim of developing medical human resources through the use of virtual reality at the Royal Mahidol University (Bangkok, ThailandPresident: Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariyahereinafter referred to as “Mahidol University”) and throughout Thailand. This is the first time that Japanese medical virtual reality has been officially introduced in a foreign university.
In this project, Jolly Good will provide Mahidol University with VR educational material production facilities and VR experience equipment to create an environment that enables self-production of VR educational material for infectious disease treatment education at the university. The technology will be introduced in four departments: Faculty of Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University, School of Nursing and Faculty of Medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital, and Educational Simulation Center at Chakri Medical Institute. Naruebodindra. The VR teaching materials will be used in demonstration classes at Mahidol University to verify their effectiveness, after which they will be used to deliver medical training using VR at regional hospitals in Thailand.
This project is also partially supported by Juntendo University’s Information Technology Based Human Resource Development Project for Infectious Diseases and Community Medicine in Thailand and South East Asia
a project adopted by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW).
- (*See more information about the adopted project: https://kyokuhp.ncgm.go.jp/activity/open/r4pdf/10_Juntendo_University.pdf) About 15% of all deaths in Thailand are caused by infectious diseases. Training in the treatment of infectious diseases is necessary in medical practiceThailand
. According to a survey by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Thailand has the highest percentage of deaths from infectious diseases among countriesAsia
revealing that its health system for infectious diseases is lagging behind. InThailand 0.9 out of 1,000 people are doctors, indicating a shortage of doctors in Thailand compared to other countries. In addition, doctors from Thailand
- are required to engage in community medical care for three years after graduation, but they do not receive sufficient training or education for infectious diseases, and it is necessary to establish a system to develop human resources capable of responding to various infectious diseases, including COVID-19, and providing medical care in the community.
Medium and long-term vision of the introduction and demonstration project
During the first year, the medical virtual reality program will be completed at Mahidol University. In the following years, the project will aim to improve their knowledge and experience at an early stage and improve the quality of medical care, including the management of health crises in community medicine, thus providing education using virtual reality to students. in medicine, to residents and physicians involved in community medicine along the Thai border.
Year 1: Build a self-production environment for virtual reality teaching materials at Mahidol University, complete the education program and start operating at the university. Year 2: Provide educational materials on virtual reality to regional hospitals in Thailand who collaborate with the University of Mahidol and carry out the operational deployment of the equipment throughThailand
. Year 3 and beyond: Providing VR educational materials to Vietnam
- and other Southeast Asian countries.
International Joint Meeting on Tropical Medicine “JITMM2022” Bilateral Medical Seminar on Virtual Reality We will organize a bilateral medical seminar on virtual reality linking Japan and Thailand at the international joint meeting of tropical medicine “JITMM2022” inThailand . In this seminar, professors from Mahidol University will give a remote virtual reality lecture to medical students from Juntendo University in Japan
using Educational Virtual Reality of Infectious Disease Education produced at Mahidol University.
Theme: Virtual reality in medical education Date and time (ICT): Monday, December 7 10:30 a.m. –
12:00 p.m. Venue: Montiel Hotel Surawong Room C,
Dr. Aongart Mahittikorn, Associate Professor, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University (Chair)
Dr Rapeepan Prasertbun, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University dr.Toshio Naito
Professor, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Juntendo University (Chair) dr.Hirotake Mori
- Associate Professor, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Juntendo University
Comments from people involved in the project We have high expectations for virtual reality medical training. After the COVID-19 pandemic inThailand , we had difficulty teaching infectious diseases to students and medical staff. We have sought new technologies to provide high quality medical education, and now Thailand
educators are more concerned about virtual reality. In this project, the Faculty of Tropical Medicine of Mahidol University plans to create high-quality VR contents in the field of tropical medicine.<Hirotake Mori
: Associate Professor, Department of General Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Juntendo University; and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University> In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Juntendo University has struggled to develop medical human resources for infectious diseases, while in-person classes and bedside practice have been limited. Medical education using virtual reality is very realistic, providing an experience similar to real medical treatment. It can also be used for education in remote areas and community medicine. With the cooperation of Jolly Good, Mahidol University in Thailand
will begin providing medical training using virtual reality. We hope this project will be a springboard for providing standard medical education across national borders to the world in the future. Mahidol University is Thailand
the best national university and the oldest university to offer bachelor’s degrees in fields related to medicine. It is a comprehensive university consisting of 17 faculties, 6 professional schools and 8 research institutes, and actively conducts research and technical advice related not only to medicine but also to human health. Its proactive approach as a research institute is highly appreciated both nationally and internationally.
Juntendo University is a comprehensive health and graduate university consisting of 6 departments, 3 research departments and 6 affiliated hospitals. It promotes social contribution and the development of human resources at the international level through the three pillars of education, research, care and medical practice. Juntendo University adopted Jolly Good’s VR solutions in 2021, and VR is already being used in various settings, including student education.
Jolly Good is a medical technology company that develops high-precision VR solutions and healthcare services using AI to analyze user behavior in the VR space. With various research institutions and companies, we provide services that support the evolution of medical care and the motivation of people in life by accelerating human growth and reintegration into society through medical education, support of people disabilities and the treatment of mental illnesses using technologies such as virtual reality. and AI.
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