The second transnational meeting (in-person) took place in Prague, between the 26th and 27th of September 2022. At the two-day project meeting, the following topics and tasks were reviewed by the four partners:

Curriculum development – transfer of good practice

One of the main goals of the VIBE project is to develop a well-designed Biomedical engineering BSC curriculum. Prof. Ewaryst Tkacz (Silesian University of Technology) outlined the actual curriculum of the biomedical engineering program of the Silesian University of Technology. Prof. Tkacz’s presentation was followed by a discussion and the process of developing a new Biomedical engineering BSC curriculum has officially started. We hope that by the end of the year 2023, the curriculum development will be successful.

Massive online open courses (MOOC) and Part-time education material development on VR platform

Prof. Elísio Manuel de Sousa Costa (University of Porto) presented the MOOC system and its use at their university. Based on their experiences as well as our new ideas, the project partners were able to decide the topics covered by the future courses. These VR-based MOOCs will be available for everyone soon.

Beside the MOOCs, we also plan to develop other types of education material. We discussed the topics covered by the future courses and importantly, we made great progress on how to involve VT technology in these course that primarily target part-time learners and companies.

Laboratory hands on skill course

We had the chance to get hands-on experience with a laporoscopic VR simulator presented by Péter Hillebrand (University of Pécs). This way the partners were able to discuss the pros and cons of this simulator and their suggestions will be incorporated into the development of the laboratory hands on skill course, which is one of the outcomes of the VIBE project.

Learning Teaching Training Activity

The plan of the first Learning Teaching Training Activity was presented by Dr András Matuz (University of Pécs). This event will be held in Pécs between October 24-28, and will include several programs such as workshops on VR, a round-table debate and presentations of companies using VR and AR.

In addition, a representative of VR Virtual Lab (a Czechia-based start-up company) gave a spectacular demonstration of the use of VR glasses in intensive care unit training.