Virtualware’s VR solution for Spanish Military Health School in focus at NATO Symposium

Virtualware’s revolutionary solution for Spanish Military Health School in focus at NATO Symposium

Leading European VR for industry provider brings its revolutionary platform to NATO

Europe’s leading industrial virtual reality (VR) company Virtualware will present how the Spanish Military Health School is using VR to revolutionize medical training at the 2022 NATO Modelling & Simulation Group (NMSG) Symposium.

The event themed “Emerging and Disruptive Modelling and Simulation Technologies to Transform Future Defense Capabilities” is scheduled for 20-21 October 2022 in Bath, UK.

Virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), quantum clouds, digital twins, the metaverse, human body or brain augmentation, and other technologies are revolutionizing the development of modelling and simulation (M&S) and expanding the range of uses across the defense sector, including in multi-domain training, operational decision making, and force or capability development.

M&S technologies must rapidly transform requirements into capabilities to meet challenges that are increasingly complex, ambiguous, destabilizing, and potentially catastrophic. Future capabilities will have to cope with threats known and unknown from states to individual actors, often in adverse environments.

The MSG-197 Programme Committee selected different papers on how M&S can take advantage of emerging or disruptive technologies.

Among them, Maria Madarieta will be sharing the Next Generation Modelling and Simulation: DTs for Engineering and highlight how the Spanish Military Health School (EMISAN) is reshaping the modernization of training processes for medical staff in up to three highly complex environments under different protocols by using Virtualware’s VIROO VR platform deployed in a 1.1 scale room.

She will deepen into how the Spanish Military Health School is implementing VIROO® to address the challenges of training army units in medical protocols for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear scenarios, enabling teams to assess and improve performance in various areas such as leadership, teamwork, communication skills, and decision-making proficiency in complex scenarios and extreme stress situations.

ABOUT NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG)

NATO and its partners extensively use Modelling and Simulation (M&S) for various purposes like training, mission rehearsal, decision support, and in acquisition processes.

The NMSG’s mission is to promote cooperation among Alliance bodies, NATO Member Nations and Partner Nations to maximize the effective utilization of M&S.

The NMSG facilitates the pooling and sharing of M&S resources and capabilities, efforts, and knowledge of nations to provide more than any individual nation could on its own. The NMSG helps nations and organizations to align M&S-related investments and efforts, and to avoid redundant work.


Virtualware’s flagship VIROO® is a boundless all in-one solution that makes VR adoption simple, nimble, and scalable. Acknowledged as the VR Enterprise Solution of the year in 2019, gives companies, organizations, and institutions the capability to create, manage and deploy remote and collaborative VR content.


Virtualware is the leading European provider of virtual reality (VR) solutions for industrial sectors. It was recently acknowledged as the world’s Innovative VR Company during the latest edition of the VR Awards.

Virtualware, which was founded nearly 18 years ago, offers cutting-edge solutions to various industrial Fortune 500 companies, including GE Hitachi, Bayer, and Merck.

Founded by CEO Unai Extremo and CTO Sergio Barrera in 2004, Virtualware is a European leader in applying immersive technologies, including virtual, mixed, and augmented reality. The company aims to create real-world solutions and has led the creation of several breakthrough applications, including one that allows workers as specialized as nuclear plants operators to train safely.

Headquartered in Bilbao, Spain, and with a North American office in Toronto, Canada, and partner companies around the world, the firm will finish 2021 with over €5m in billings. Its team of 45 people includes technologists and engineers who have launched more than 500 projects in over 27 countries.

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