Warsaw app shows US medical staff how to prepare before dealing with COVID-19 patients
A Warsaw-based start-up has created has created a virtual platform to train US medical staff on how to properly put on items of protective gear and disinfect hands when working with coronavirus infected patients.
Commissioned by the US government, the application from the company Immersion uses digital avatars and videos to guide staff step by step, explaining what specific actions need to be taken to best to prepare for working with infected patients.
Each stage of the procedures is explained in detail, including how to remove items of jewellery, thoroughly sanitize hands, put on an apron so as not to forget about the bindings at the back, correctly put on the mask and helmet, two pairs gloves and how to disinfect them.
A separate set of instructions concerns removing protective clothing, a course of actions equally important in terms of medical staff safety.
The application has been developed in cooperation with the US Department for Veteran Affairs and Alliance for Innovation - Polish American Foundation, the latter being responsible for recommending Immersion to the US government.
Over 50,000 people in the US have died of coronavirus.
Founded by Piotr Baczyński in 2014, Immersion specializes in creating apps and games in VR and AR format.
The Warsaw-based start-up has already collaborated with NASA designing an immersive AR app for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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