Germany, virtual ambulance for the training of the future
Germany, a revolution in rescue services thanks to virtual ambulance training: Computer Games Technology students set virtual reality in motion
Virtual ambulance, Immerzed’s project presented in Germany
The start-up ‘Immerzed’ of three Computer Games Technology students Frithjof Meinke, Jasper Ollmann and Maurice Dietrich wants to revolutionise training in the rescue service with a virtual rescue vehicle.
On Wednesday 23 November, the founders presented their business model for the first time in front of a specialised audience in the co-working space of the Wedel University of Applied Sciences and obtained feedback for the foundation process.
“Some problems occur with conventional training,” explains Frithjof Meinke, who completed training as an emergency paramedic at Wedel University of Applied Sciences before completing his degree.
“A high volume of waste caused by many consumables pollutes the environment.
Expensive and failure-prone equipment makes exercises more difficult and requires a long preparation time in advance.
Furthermore, many training dummies resemble a human being, but lack realistic features such as facial expressions, gestures and speech.
Especially visual symptoms usually cannot be represented, injuries require more preparation effort, which increases enormously with the desired realism.”
To counter these problems, Meinke and his fellow students in Germany developed the VRTW virtual ambulance
Various exercise scenarios can be used regardless of location via virtual reality glasses.
Content is learnt up to four times faster and in a more focused manner than in traditional classrooms.
Immerzed leaves a positive impression on experts
At FH Wedel, the three founders presented a simulation at VRTW using a patient model and virtual devices that record the patient’s condition.
The experts present from the emergency services, fire brigades and clinics tested the technology with great interest and provided valuable feedback for the next steps.
In the start-up process, Immerzed is supported by the Startup Bridge, the start-up and innovation platform of the Wedel University of Applied Sciences.
Since August 2020, the team has advised and supported around 60 teams on their way to founding their own company.
The Startup Bridge qualifies and connects students, employees, alumni and regional companies in an interdisciplinary way with the aim of establishing a sustainable start-up and innovation culture at Wedel University of Applied Sciences.
The University of Applied Sciences offers great potential with its innovative, start-up-oriented and future-oriented courses.
The Startup Bridge promotes low-threshold exchange with founders from various sectors and regularly offers curricular teaching formats on the topic of founding a company.
Wedel stands out as a location in the Hamburg metropolitan region.