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GE Healthcare unveiled a ‘one of a kind’ virtual video tour of the Olympic Village Polyclinic. The ground-breaking interactive video, shot in 360 degrees, a first within a healthcare setting, allows viewers to have an exclusive view within an Olympic Village Polyclinic and learn more about the broad range of medical imaging technologies in use from GE Healthcare...a truly VIP behind the scenes experience!
Viewers can navigate from room-to-room between the advanced imaging and diagnostic technologies in use, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computing tomography (CT), ultrasound, X-Ray, electrocardiogram (ECG) and IT & monitoring systems that will help supply care, early diagnosis and treatment for over 22, 000 competing London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic athletes, as well as Games’ attendees and team staff.
Also featured in the video are officials from the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) explaining how the Polyclinic facility is available to offer world-class healthcare services during the Games 24/7, as well as how the sophisticated medical equipment will be put to use.
Dr Richard Budgett, LOCOG Chief Medical Officer, said “People really do have to view this video experience to see how the Polyclinic will operate during the Games. The building itself, as well as the world-class medical services we offer here, is something that we are very proud of – it’s quite remarkable. This is also a great opportunity to see how the outstanding GE Healthcare technology will be used.”
Finn Crotty, GE Healthcare’s Olympics Project Lead added “It’s fantastic to see GE’s latest medical imaging technologies here at the Olympic Village Polyclinic, which will aid in the early diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of injuries. Working closely with LOCOG we are providing significant support for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from a healthcare standpoint and offering athletes access to state-of-the-art imaging facilities. We are proud that with this interactive video experience we are able to showcase this exceptional facility to medical professionals and members of the public.”
This first 360 degree interactive video experience was filmed inside the Olympic Village Polyclinic located at the Olympic Village in the Olympic Park in Stratford in a state-of-the-art building that will provide up to 16, 000 athletes and team officials staying in the Village during the Olympic Games and 6, 200 athletes and officials during the Paralympic Games with access to 24 hour healthcare services.