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The Department of Paramedical Sciences, led by the Dean, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedics, Mr. John Arudo and Ag. COD Ms. Lydia Nyachio on 7th April 2022, hosted Ms. Phyllis Oduor from Stanford University for a capacity building project of MMUST Paramedical Science students on ‘Remote responses to emergencies using Augmented Reality (AR)’. This is an advanced technological equipment that helps in remote coordination of paramedics learning. The training, whose aim is to assess the effectiveness of AR in handling of emergencies , will go on for the next two weeks.

The team paid a courtesy call to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, who expressed gratitude to Stanford for choosing MMUST for the project. He noted that the project will indeed impact MMUST Paramedical Science students on matters of emergency.

“This training will equip our students with advanced knowledge in handling of emergencies. It will help in reducing mortality rates and improve their mobility in response to the same,” said Mr. Arudo.

image 2022 04 08T125544.030The Ag. COD Ms. Lydia Nyachio testing the AR

His sentiments were echoed by the COD Ms. Nyachio who also stated that their main goal is to write grant proposals for funding to support the project. Additionally, Ms. Phyllis Oduor pointed out that she is determined to see AR work in Kenya and especially at MMUST.

The training has been standardized to ensure the in person and the people observing are doing the same thing. A posttest training will be conducted to assess the effectiveness of the equipment in response to emergencies. 

By Linet Owuor

Photos by Wilberforce Shiundu