Virtual Reality Covid-19 Lab a World First
World's first virtual reality Covid-19 training laboratory launched in Liverpool.
11:47 14 September 2021
DAM Health, a coronavirus testing solutions company, has launched the world's first virtual reality COVID-19 training laboratory. The Mossley Hill-based firm teamed up with technology educators Credersi to create a new course to train lab technicians.
The company aims to increase the number of trained lab technicians to help reduce the unit cost of Covid-19 testing over time.
Founder Professor Frank Joseph said: “We’re incredibly proud to have teamed up with Credersi on what is set to be a really exciting project. The course and augmented reality we have developed will help to train the lab technicians of tomorrow and lead the fight against Covid-19 and any other virus or disease we may incur.
“This is just another example of our aims to operate at the highest standards, support global battles in the lab and make sure those in need today and tomorrow are looked after.”
Andy Lord, CEO and co-founder of Credersi, commented on the new programme: “This is a really exciting project for us to team up with DAM Health and we are incredibly grateful for their support and patronage. The addition of the 3D modelling to develop a course that has elements uniquely focusing on Covid-19 and PCR is a real game changer.
“There is a huge shortage of skilled lab technicians at the moment, and we aim to address that imbalance by injecting a new army of talented and trained lab technicians. Demand for lab technicians is outstripping supply in the market. Covid-19 testing will be with us for the foreseeable future.
“By understanding and learning about PCR testing and how this works will enable the lab technicians of the future to be better equipped to deal with future viral epidemics and pandemics.”