CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2018
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit integrated health-care system including 12 hospitals, 8 urgent care facilities and 48 lab centers, making them the largest employer in West Michigan.

For patients and their families, a trip to a hospital or other medical facility is often confusing and stressful. Strange devices, some rather large and others rather intimidating, seem to be everywhere.

Our Spectrum Health Virtual Reality Experience app gives patients and their families the ability to explore Spectrum Health’s many facilities virtually, from the convenience and comfort of home.

Patients enjoy an interactive experience with a full 360° view. As they look around, items in the room are identified and explained. From operating rooms to treatment rooms to patient rooms, users learn what’s what before ever entering a Spectrum Health facility, thereby reducing confusion and stress.

Our Spectrum Health Virtual Reality Experience app runs within any desktop or mobile web browser. In addition, our app supports various virtual reality devices such as an Oculus Rift or a Google Cardboard to provide a completely immersive experience.

Spectrum Health employees use our companion administrative web portal to add new rooms, which includes uploading 360° images and annotating points of interest within a room.

Our Virtual Reality Experience app is written in HTML and JavaScript. A-Frame is used for 360° image browser support. ASP.NET Core and MSSQL provide server integration.