The Government of Canada announced today a contribution to MedSenses, Inc. from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The funding supports an innovative research and development project that will allow MedSenses to advance the state of the art delivery of e-courseware for nurses. MedSenses will use 3D simulation and virtual reality integrated with learning management systems, social networking, and wireless communications to ultimately improve the delivery of health care.
MedSenses develops interactive e-courseware for nurses, linking scientific research to commercialization, jobs, and economic growth. MedSenses focuses on the development, production and commercialization of custom designed e-course elements, made for the health care industry, such as 3-D animations, medical illustrations, case scenarios, and clinical expertise. The $374,500 funding will allow the New Brunswick company to continue enhancing learning for nurses and the delivery of health care through new innovative communication technologies.
"NRC-IRAP is playing an important role in the success of the company," said Tim Barnett, Chief Executive Officer of MedSenses. "The financial support we are receiving from NRC-IRAP, together with our business partners, will help us develop nurses' critical thinking skills, ultimately leading to increased quality of care for our health consumers. Now that we have proven ourselves as experts in continuing education for nurses, it was time to consider leveraging technology to provide a more realistic and valuable learning experience for our users."