The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is developing a virtual reality (VR) field rescue training information system. According to information posted on an official military news website of the Chinese Armed Forces, the Fourth Medical Center of the PLA General Hospital is developing the VR based training system which uses VR glasses and smart gloves.  

The VR based training system is supposedly able to create virtual effects related to artillery strikes, battle damage control, battle flames and gunpowder smoke, explosion sounds, and serious battle injuries. PLA medical personnel will be able to practice self and mutual rescue subjects including tourniquet application, bandaging and fixing, and classification of evacuation of the wounded, in a VR battlefield environment.

The training system also offers a psychological evaluation module, wherein, the trainee’s heart rate and blood pressure can be monitored and evaluated.