Ayurvedic Virtual Clinical Simulations (AyurSIM) is a research initiative that is being developed jointly by the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA, Jamnagar) and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amritapuri). This project aims to design a platform that offers Ayurvedic Virtual Patients to support Patient Assessment (Rogi Pariksha) and Disease Assessment (Roga Pariksha).
Though India has started recognizing the value of Ayurveda education, there is a lack of access to high-quality, medically accurate simulations. As part of this project, a platform that promotes online learning and also showcases ayurvedic clinical cases for medically accurate diagnosis and treatment. The platform will include animations, simulations, and videos and offer end-to-end cases for students to effectively learn both diagnosis and treatments. The platform will include a set of 54 Ayurvedic cases. The platform will also include an authoring tool so that new cases can be incorporated even after this project is completed.
Students pursuing undergraduate studies will be given the opportunity to access this user-friendly learning environment architected to assist them during their primary years of education in all clinical specialties. The platform will develop medical accurate simulation aides to replicate clinical scenarios and allow features such as practice and feedback for basic ayurvedic diagnostic procedures. Each case would include a variety of dynamic and interactively controlled simulations. The learning would be multimodal and multidimensional. Text and graphics, audio and video sequences, and multiple simulations will be integrated to represent a variety of disease conditions in a single virtual patient case.