The collaboration will bring world-class EON-XR solutions to Meharry Medical College
IRVINE, CA, February 14, 2022 – EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces a new agreement with Meharry Medical College to bring the knowledge metaverse to Nashville, Tennessee.
With nearly 150 years of history, Meharry — the nation’s largest private, independent historically Black academic health sciences center — brings unparalleled experience and legacy to the knowledge metaverse. With expertise in many of the most in-demand areas of the medical world, Meharry is a perfect addition to EON Reality’s global network. Adding access to world-class XR solutions will enable them to bring their classrooms into the future of interactive teaching, while their depth of knowledge and practical usage of hands-on training will provide valuable contributions to the metaverse as a whole.
“Partnering with a school like Meharry Medical College shows how much of an impact EON-XR can have on the future of both academia and medicine,” says EON Reality founder Dan Lejerskar. “When a college with so much success and history is able to draw upon and contribute to the knowledge metaverse, it proves exactly why this is the future of our society. I’m excited to see what our friends at Meharry are able to create with EON Reality’s solutions.”
With the new additions to the knowledge metaverse and EON-XR, Meharry Medical College’s educators will be able to offer hands-on training to their students without needing to be present in the classroom at all times. Combined with the college’s existing courses of medical study, the immersive experiences and content will provide a distinct advantage for many of the college’s students and faculty — particularly in the event that education has to remove to remote learning again in the future.
As EON Reality’s latest partner in its journey to bring the knowledge metaverse across the country and around the world, Meharry Medical College is an example of an academic institution that can provide a perfectly beneficial relationship with the XR leader. The initial partnership will focus on providing EON-XR solutions for students and faculty to introduce them to the knowledge metaverse, but it shouldn’t take long for Meharrians to list among the top industry-specific contributors to the global project — creating and deploying lessons and experiences centered around healthcare and medicine for users regardless of location or background.
“In the Department of Medical Education at Meharry Medical College, we are thrilled about the opportunity to engage with EON Reality’s healthcare and medical applications.” said Dr. Regina Offodile, Interim Chair of the Department of Professional and Medical Education at Meharry Medical College. “Educators at Meharry are aware of and understand that early hands-on experience and deliberate practice of clinical skills are integral to the success of our curriculum as we continue to educate the next generation of minority healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals dedicated to caring for the poor, underserved and underrepresented populations of Tennessee and the nation. Tapping into the knowledge metaverse will provide our students with a unique opportunity for early exposure to this new frontier of interactive medical education.”
Meharry’s integration of EON Reality’s technology is spearheaded by Dr. Offodile, who serves as the Director of the Pamela C. Williams Simulation and Clinical Skills Center. The simulation center provides training experiences for students. The experiences include real patient encounters with Standardized patients and simulated medical procedures such as operations, surgical skills/procedures, clinical examinations, and simulated obstetric experiences. This collaboration will further support our mission.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s 21 years of success are tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global development network — with more than 20 locations worldwide — has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for education and industry with over 8,000 applications and over 40 million users worldwide. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.
About Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College, founded in 1876, is the nation’s largest private, independent historically Black academic health sciences center dedicated to educating minority and other health professionals. True to its heritage, it is a United Methodist Church related institution. The college is particularly well known for its uniquely nurturing, highly effective educational programs; emerging preeminence in health disparities research; culturally sensitive, evidence-based health services and significant contribution to the diversity of the nation’s health professions workforce. Meharry is a leading national educator of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees and Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences.