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"Government Investment Backs Museums Of The Future"
30/01/2020 04:21 PM 0
"Britain’s cultural treasures could be made accessible from our homes, schools and public libraries thanks to a £19 million government investment."
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Great cultural News from the Government and even better that some Cornish Museums are already leading the way in their use of VR.


"Museums can be the perfect fusion between the sciences and the arts, with the creative sector and the humanities working together with new technologies to change how we can experience culture. Creating more ways of seeing and engaging with the treasure trove of experiences available at museums and exhibitions of all kinds means that we are at the forefront of designing the museums of the future.

The government is determined to build on this reputation by investing through programmes like this to expand access to our cultural riches.

This cutting-edge programme will help UK museums engage visitors with innovative new immersive experiences – as well as supercharging knowledge-sharing within our world-leading research sector."  Science Minister Chris Skidmore

The article goes on to say that - Online interactive tours or live streams would open up the national collection to a diverse audience consuming culture and research - such as younger generations who spend more time online - and would also offer remote access options to those with mobility issues or in rural areas. - with Arts Minister Helen Whately saying "Our museums and galleries teach us about our past and help us to better understand the world around us. This funding will see cutting-edge tech enhance the visitor experience, providing exciting new ways for people to explore our history."

Ocean 3D has already created tours for The Museum of Cornish Life and Bodmin Keep - Cornwalls' Army museum  https://www.ocean3d.co.uk/Gallery/Show/?tourId=107 

 

If you are involved with the running of a museum and would like to discuss how these government grants to use VR can make your location and exhibits more inclusive as well as generating more visitors please call us on +44 (0) 1736 339405 or email us on chris@ocean3d.co.uk 

Read the full press release here




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Bed Blocking (A Horrible Term) - A Low-Cost Solution To Delayed Transfer Of Care, Bed Shortages And Inefficiencies In Multi-Agency Collaboration
21/02/2020 07:22 PM 0
"Delayed transfers – also referred to as ‘DTOCs’ or sometimes, often in the media, described as ‘bed-blocking’ – can cause considerable distress and unnecessarily long stays in hospital for patients."
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How can an interactive 360 VR tour help the NHS/ medical professionals?

"Assessments must be made of the additional support and care patients will need after leaving hospital, such as care workers providing support for daily activities, and installing handrails within patient’s homes to improve their safety and mobility. Delays can arise because a patient’s assessments are not planned and completed before they have recovered sufficiently to be discharged. Completing an early assessment of onward care needs generally requires agreement from a multidisciplinary group of acute clinicians, social workers and other care workers. This can be a time-consuming and complex process." ... "Delayed transfers – also referred to as ‘DTOCs’ or sometimes, often in the media, described as ‘bed-blocking’ – can cause considerable distress and unnecessarily long stays in hospital for patients." Source The Kings Fund


A typical tour such as the one here (please follow link to access the interactive elements) can be created within 90 minutes, uploaded, annotated, published and shared within one working day.

This facilitates multiple parties accessing the patients property, OTs' notes, accurate measurements and care notes etc from any smart device or desktop anywhere in the world 24/7.  This reduces or eliminates difficult to coordinate and costly multiple site visits which may well add further delays, cost and distress into the process. 

Furthermore, engineers to fit ramps/ alarm pulls etc can arrive on site knowing exactly where to go, where to fit the item and, have detailed downloadable PDF's or video information on how to fit unfamiliar or new items and where services (electricity, gas and water) are within the home.

'Soft’, in-tour information' for carers also makes their job easier and greatly improves patient care.

Key elements

·         Multi-agency remote cooperation (social services, OTs’ Hospital, patient/ family, engineers etc.)

·         Time saving

·         Cost saving without cutting corners

·         Patient distress reduction

·         Reduced delayed transfers of care numbers

·         Improved bed availability

·         Greater care

·        Reduced patient and professionals stress

View interactive example tour for OTs' and associated multi-agency partners https://www.ocean3d.co.uk/Gallery/Show/?tourId=122 

The typical cost? For a tour of this size, hosted on an annual contract, less than £2 per day in year one and less than £0.50 per day in year two at current prices. Compared to the costs of current waste, delays, inefficiencies, patient and patient carer/ family distress (with ancillary associated costs), we believe this solution offers a cost negative solution.

To discuss implementing this in your department, hospital or social care team, please call Chris Wood +44 01736 339405 or email me at chris@ocean3d.co.uk

 



 

 

 



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Ocean 3D Selected For UK Government Smart Cities Trade Mission To Sao Paulo, Brazil
24/02/2020 06:11 PM 0
"To improve the quality of life in fast-growing urban centres in developing countries such as Brazil, the British Government is implementing the Future Cities Programme that aims to provide support and alleviate high levels of urban poverty by encouraging sustainable development and economic growth.".... "After a very competitive process, DIT team selected Ocean 3D Ltd to join the 2020 Smart Cities Mission to Brazil. (Ocean 3Ds') solutions and applications have strong potential for scaling up in the market and we will be happy to support you...."
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More than 85% of Brazil’s population live in urban areas. The country has 17 cities with over 1 million inhabitants. Sao Paulo is the largest megalopolis in South America with over 16 million people (O3D - Compare this to London with a ‘mere’ 8.9 Million people!). Source


"To improve the quality of life in fast-growing urban centres in developing countries such as Brazil, the British Government is implementing the Future Cities Programme that aims to provide support and alleviate high levels of urban poverty by encouraging sustainable development and economic growth.".... "After a very competitive process, DIT team selected Ocean 3D Ltd to join the 2020 Smart Cities Mission to Brazil. (Ocean 3Ds') solutions and applications have strong potential for scaling up in the market and we will be happy to support you...." UK Gov. Department of International Trade

This Smart Cities business development mission will focus on building partnerships and increase British companies’ knowledge about the Brazilian market needs. It will also better position UK's participants to develop collaborative arrangements with potential Brazilian partners and buyers, enabling them to pursue local business opportunities within selected cities in the Future Cities Programme and further afield.”

Companies invited to attend were ranked and selected by a board of specialists and the Future Cities Programme team in Brazil, who considered the following criteria:

Readiness for technology implementation in Brazil 
Innovation level and applicability of solution in the local market 
Solution alignment with the priority areas of the Future Cities Programme 
Commercial development plan for Brazil 
Social and economic impact of the proposed technology

Chris Wood, Ocean 3D Director said “It is an incredible honour to be picked from such a huge and fiercely competitive group of UK based companies in the future tech business, especially hailing from the far South West of Cornwall”…”To have the opportunity to represent some of the Best of British engineering, technology, business and ideas in the largest city in South America with one of the most diverse groups of needs is awe inspiring. We were only notified on Friday that we had been selected and the event is at the end of March so, to attend, we are going to have to do some serious diary juggling as well as look to our academic and business mentor partners to help with logistics and flights etc.”


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