Advanced virtual content for enhanced real-world education

Virtual and augmented reality content for use in biomedical and technical higher education courses

THE COMPANY

VREvo is a new company creating biomedical virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality content to enhance Higher Education in universities. VREvo is working in partnership with The University of Manchester to provide high-quality content, specifically tailored for the Higher Education market.

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Held by The University of Manchester Intellectual Property

›   Decades of experience developing higher education curriculums.

›  Access to numerous programme directors and students to test products and assist with research and development.

›  Unique access to educational facilities across all biomedical subjects including active operating theatres and laboratories.

IS THERE A PLACE FOR VR IN EDUCATION?

Immersive and interactive environments have been shown to:

Improve learning
Attract students
Reduce the costs of practical lessons

WHAT DO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS THINK? *

89%

felt that VR would enhance
their learning experience

80%

would be more likely to enrol on a university course that used VR as a teaching tool

79%

of lecturers would use VR
in their teaching

* results based on a VR evaluation using 312 staff and students from The University of Manchester

THE TEAM

Dr Tony Payton

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Payton is a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences at The University of Manchester. He has 29 years research/teaching experience in genomic medicine and has global biomedical collaborators in HE institutions, NHS and industry. He is co-director of the Manchester Cognitive Ageing Cohort (world’s longest running study of cognition in the elderly) and has over 100 publications and 5600 citations in science journals including Nature and Nature Genetics.

Dr Martin Fergie

Chief Technology Officer

After completing his PhD in machine learning in 2012, Martin became the CTO of DigitalBridge; a start-up applying deep learning technology for performing image understanding and visualisation of indoor scenes. Seeking a new challenge in 2017, he took a role at The University of Manchester to develop novel imaging biomarkers. He has extensive experience in building and running effective software development teams working in 3D visualisation, cloud-based web services and machine learning. 

PROJECT: SURGERY VIEWING

4-point filming combined in Virtual Reality space, including:

    • 360-degree 8K room views
    • 4K footage of key areas
    • Surgeon Point Of View using GoPro hardware
    • Internal views via laparoscopic cameras

Giving students a front-row seat to unique and hard-to-access learning experiences

For more information please get in touch:

VREvo, Core Technology Facility, 46 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9NT, United Kingdom

contact@vr-evo.co.uk

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