The VR-Haptic Thinkers

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The VR-Haptic Thinkers Meetups offer

  • Expert guidance

  • Industry insights

  • Innovative networking

  • Immersive learning experiences

  • Make new friends and connect with like-minded people

Mission and Vision


The VR-Haptic Feeling

Combining VR-haptics with conventional tooth preparation exercises in dental education provides dental students with the opportunity to practice procedures on virtual patients using haptic simulators that provide realistic tactile force feedback. This cutting-edge technology is helping revolutionize dental training. Dental education traditionally utilizes well-proven phantom head-based teaching methods and clinical training. The use of haptics-enhanced virtual reality (VR-haptics) has become more prevalent in dental education in the past decade. By implementing VR-haptic dental trainers in preclinical and clinical courses, it is possible to improve students’ learning curves and outcomes. In addition, studies have shown that students feel that their self-confidence improves after practicing within a VR-haptic environment.

Educators are one of the most critical factors for success

In any kind of digital haptics-supported education, dental educators are one of the most critical success factors. They can be the most important catalyst for a digital-haptic transformation, or its greatest obstacle.

It is important to keep in mind that a digital transformation will fail if a clear path to success isn't available. Thus, the VR-Haptic Thinkers focus on five major areas to try and expedite the adaptation of VR-haptics: performing cross-border cutting-edge educational research; providing support for developing VR-haptic niches; promoting VR-haptics-supported curriculum development; disseminating data via free, hybrid meetups; and deepening the discussion between the members of the academics and industry.

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"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." – Isaac Newton