Announced last week at a medical conference, Think F.A.S.T. is entering the medical professional field as a virtual reality training tool to help doctors diagnose a stroke. The acronym F.A.S.T. stands for the four-point stroke awareness recognition symptoms of facial drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulties, and time. Developed by Texas-based gaming studio ForwardXP, Think F.A.S.T. uses a Qualcomm headset prototype to guide patient assessment through motion tracking for hand and body movements and voice tracking for answering questions. Although still in its early stages, the technology shows potential for further use of virtual reality in educating medical professionals to impact underserved populations.
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