14 February 2020
David Broderick, operations director for ISG’s Engineering Services’ science and health business, features in the leading trade publication Health Estate Journal, which covers issues facing healthcare estate and facilities management, and engineering professionals.
The article titled ‘Transforming the way we visualise space’ highlights David’s thoughts on why technology holds the key to decentralised healthcare provision and transforming the way we visualise space.
Decentralisation of the health system is thought by many to be the future of the healthcare sector, improving health outcomes through stimulating efficiencies or providing a more focused set of healthcare services based on need. David discusses how construction technology is transforming the way we visualise space, and opening exciting possibilities to drive the decentralisation agenda.
“The reaction to a virtual reality (VR) demonstration that I have been delivering at a number of recent healthcare events show that the appetite and ambition is there to embrace the innovative use of technology for the master planning of space.”
“The VR environment is ideal during the technical design phase to explore how we configure technical spaces, such as operating theatres, in buildings once thought too small or ill-suited for this type of use," comments David.
Developed in-house, the virtual operating theatre is a fully interactive and immersive experience that uses game technology to place stakeholders and decision-makers at the heart of the space, before a single wall is constructed.
David adds: “We have used technology to help clients transform existing office buildings in complex urban locations into high-quality, industry-leading healthcare environments. As the adoption of VR technology grows, healthcare practitioners are being granted access to data like never before, demanding a new skillset from their contractor partners - and those that will thrive will best demonstrate how space can be reimagined to create facilities for now and the future”.
Follow the link to read the full article, ‘Transforming the way we visualise space’, on the Health Estate Journal website. Please note the article may only be available for registered users.