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Applying Multi-User Virtual Reality to Collaborative Medical Training

  • We present a multi-user virtual reality (VR) setup that aims at providing novel training tools for paramedics that enhances current learning methods. The hardware setup consists of a two-user fullscale VR environment with head-mounted displays for two interactive trainees and one additional desktop pc for one trainer participant. The software provides a connected multi-user environment, showcasing a paramedic emergency simulation with focus on anaphylactic shock, a representative scenario for critical medical cases that happen too rare to eventually occur within a regular curricular term of vocational training. The prototype offers hands-on experience on multi-user VR in an applied scenario, generating discussion around current state and future development concerning three important research areas: (a) user navigation, (b) interaction, (c) level of visual abstraction, and (d) level of task abstraction.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Language:English
Author:Jonas Schild, Sebastian Misztal, Beniamin Roth, Leonard Flock, Thomas Luiz, Dieter Lerner, Markus Herkersdorf, Konstantin Weaner, Markus Neuberaer, Andreas Franke, Claus Kemp, Johannes Pranqhofer, Sven Seele, Helmut Buhler, Rainer Herpers
Parent Title (English):2018 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), Tuebingen/Reutlingen, Germany, 18.-22.03.2018
First Page:775
Last Page:776
ISBN:978-1-5386-3365-6
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2018.8446160
Publisher:IEEE
Publication year:2018
Tag:Virtual Reality; medical training; multi-user VR; serious games
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Informatik
Institute of Visual Computing (IVC)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Entry in this database:2018/09/08