Enhancing medical communication training using motion capture, perspective taking and virtual reality

Ivelina V. Alexandrova, Marcus Rall, Martin Breidt, Gabriela Tullius, Uwe Kloos, Heinrich Bulthoff, Betty J. Mohler

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Abstract

The aim of this work is to increase the effectiveness of real world medical training simulations by helping trainees gain a better understanding of the importance of communication and teamwork. Therefore we develop an online application which can be used together with real world simulations to improve training. To produce the online application we reconstructed two real world scenarios (one with students and one with practitioners) in an immersive virtual environment. Our application enables the trainees to view the scenario from different perspectives or to freely explore the environment. We aim to integrate it into the medical student curriculum at the University of Tübingen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages16-22
Number of pages7
Volume173
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Feb 92012 Feb 11

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period12/2/912/2/11

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Keywords

  • Medical education
  • Perspectivetaking
  • Simulation
  • Virtual humans
  • Virtual world

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Alexandrova, I. V., Rall, M., Breidt, M., Tullius, G., Kloos, U., Bulthoff, H., & Mohler, B. J. (2012). Enhancing medical communication training using motion capture, perspective taking and virtual reality. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 173, pp. 16-22) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-022-2-16