Name project group: CPVR
Study year: 3 & 4
Study route: Minor Virtual Reality
What was for you the reason to register for the preliminaries for ICTalent 2018?
In our research we noticed how relevant this problem is. We are proud to have come up with this solution but more importantly want it to get some attention from the world. So it may grow and be usable as soon as possible.
How can you best describe your product? What can it do? What does it do?
Our product is a tool, which is design to training people CPR in stressful situations. We have combined a real manikin with Virtual reality devices (such as HTC VIVE+VIVE trackers, Manus gloves) in order to bring CPR training to the next level. The participant can put on virtual reality devices and will be put into the virtual world where he/she has to perform CPR under stressful conditions. These scenes can vary from a car crash to being stuck on mountain Everest. While the participant is in the scene, the teacher can monitor the activity and trigger additional stressful actions such as ambulance siren, rain, people screaming and many more.
What makes your product so unique?
The idea is that we are not trying to change how CPR training is done but rather improve it. We believe that right now it is missing a very important link between the training and the real life situations.The combination of real and virtual devices gives our application that missing link between two worlds. And this link is something many VR applications fail to implement.
Why should you win the ICTalent Awards 2018?
We believe that our project can start saving lives today. We believe that by providing our tool to school, universities and agencies will improve people’s ability to perform CPR under any conditions and any situations. However, in order to do that we need a financial push there as well as peoples’ awareness to the current problem in our world.
What, if you win the first prize of 5000 euro per person? How are you going to use the money to develop your product or your talents?
In the current stage of development, we are missing a manikin, which can provide feedback to the teacher on how CPR is being performed. Those manikins are very expensive but essential to the completion of our application. This and some other tech upgrades greatly improve the product. Secondly there is still much to learn for us, so not only will it go to developing the product but also developing ourselves.
And… what do you want to tell your competition?
Good luck and we are curious to see what ideas everyone is bringing.