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The Global Educator, by Julie Lindsay

In this video I will be explaining how virtual reality helped to save a baby’s life. The baby's name is Teegan. The doctors name is Redmond Burke. He used a virtual reality headset from Google, known as Google Cardboard to help him visualize conducting heart surgery on an  Teegan.The people watching my video will see that virtual reality isn’t just for making video games more fun, but it’s also used to help doctors conduct experimental trial runs of surgeries before actually doing the surgery on the patient.The video will begin with some images of baby Teegan and how she cannot survive any longer because her heart is in the wrong place of her chest. She was also born with only one lung. The video will end with Burke successfully completing the surgery and Teegan being able to live. The outsource clip will be that more people in the medical field should have access to virtual reality headsets in their hospitals because they can help save lives. As technology continues to advance, there needs to be more advances with conduction of surgeries within the medical field. Having virtual reality headsets can make performing a surgery feel like you will have a higher success rating by conducting an experiment before actually conducting the surgery on a patient.

Here I am going to include some other notes along with the links of the websites that I found on my topic

  • Teegan Lexan - baby with heart in the wrong place of her chest
    • Born with half a heart and one lung
    • Born as a twin, sister
  • No other surgeons would conduct a surgery
  • First Burke and his colleagues needed to come up with a 3D model of her heart and her chest wall, but there wasn’t a way to see both at the same time
  • They then made a virtual model of her heart and used Google Cardboard virtual reality headset
  • Burke had help from a colleague who gave him the Google Cardboard
    • Burke then started to see the surgery plans coming to life using the virtual reality headset
    • Using the virtual reality headset helped Burke to start visualizing the surgery before it was even being conducted.
    • Teegan is now thriving because of Burke and his colleagues who used Google Cardboard virtual reality headset.
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Comment by Phillippia Fuqua on April 15, 2017 at 2:22pm

Hello, Kayla.  I really enjoyed your pitch. I really like that you have provided additional links to reputable sites like BBC. These relevant articles support your plans and really drive home how VR can be so impactful and useful. I think that most of us think of VR as entertainment, but this really shows the important purpose of VR. This type of presentation is impactful because it is educational, while also evoking an emotional response in the viewer. I look forward to seeing the finished product :)

Comment by Samantha Williams on April 15, 2017 at 12:40pm

Wow...this is an awesome project. You really seem to know what you want for this project and know the plan to get there. The details that you put into this so far is great and I look forward to seeing more on this! 

Comment by Myisha on April 14, 2017 at 3:21am

Very detailed, well thought out, and organized! You will do great!!!!


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Comment by Sheri Williams on April 14, 2017 at 1:19am

Look forward to seeing the storyboard develop!

Comment by Alexandria Romine on April 13, 2017 at 2:28pm

I am very impressed by the detail included in your pitch! As Anna mentioned, I think the story you are telling through the video will be really engaging for the viewers.

Comment by Anna Baugher on April 13, 2017 at 1:43am

Hey Kayla!

Your pitch is amazing!! It is well thought out and organized. The story will engage your viewers. I like that you included links! Great job! 

Comment by Daniel Whitcomb on April 12, 2017 at 5:01am

Kayla, Wow. I am incredibly impressed with the comprehensive nature of your pitch. At the moment I have no advice or additional information to add since you have already covered everything that my cursory research turned up. If you would like, I can still look for some scholarly articles to help. Best pitch I have read, great work!

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