Last month the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOGOC) and GE Healthcare unveiled the new Olympic Polyclinic, the place where the world’s best 22,500 athletes attending the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be cared for and treated by hundreds of doctors and volunteers. Now you can take a walk behind the closed doors.
The GEHC 360* Olympic Project is a new virtual way to invite millions of Olympic fans, reporters, and physicians inside the Polyclinic and let them explore its inner workings and medical technology, which includes GE’s advanced MRI machines, low-dose CT scanners, ultrasound, and other systems.
The project’s designers have used the latest 360° camera technology to create a one of a kind behind-the-scenes look. The experience begins with an introduction from Dr. Richard Budgett, LOGOC’s chief medical officer, and GE Healthcare’s Olympics Project Lead Finn Crotty. They explain how the visual tool works and show visitors into the Polyclinic.
Visitors can saunter from room to room at their own pace. At each stop, GE and LOCOG experts introduce and explain the latest medical imaging technologies and how they will be used by physicians during the Games. Using the mouse as the extension of their eyes visitors can explore the clinic and follow the voices of the guides. They can click on “HotSpots” and watch videos showcasing the medical technology the clinic holds.
Once inside a room, they can drill beyond the immersive videos and pull up clinical images and brochures with detailed descriptions of the showcased technologies. Go explore!