LIFE was developed by a group of Oxford University academics and doctors working on how mobile and virtual reality (VR) technology can be used to deliver high-quality, low-cost simulation-type training for healthcare workers in low-income countries.
In 2016, the LIFE project won the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge and went on to win HTC’s VR for Impact competition in 2017. It is now supported by a wide range of global health organisations including the Wellcome Trust, Medicins Sans Frontieres, USAID, DFID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
LIFE has been featured on BBC News and in print and web publications as an example of how new technology can provide healthcare training to workers who previously would not have access.
“Virtual reality has vast potential in the medical field, and the LIFE game is a great example of how an interactive game can expedite training to thousands of healthcare workers that will reap big benefits to society,” Cher Wang, Chairwoman and CEO, HTC.
March 2017 BBC News Interview: