Development and evaluation of virtual reality medical training system for anatomy education

Jannat Faiez M. Falah, Vassilis Charissis, Mohammed Soheeb Khan, Warren Chan, Salsabeel Alfalah, David Harrison

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Abstract

Medical education is a dynamic field that witnesses continuous evolution
and development. The employment of Virtual Reality (VR) based visualization and
training environments in the delivery of anatomy teaching transfers the learning
experience from one that involves memorising the structures without a true understanding of the 3-Dimensional (3D) relations, to a process that involves a thorough understanding of the structure based on visualisation rather than memorising, which makes the learning process more efficient and enjoyable, and less time consuming. This paper describes the development of a Virtual Reality and 3D visualisation system for anatomy teaching. The developed system offers a real-time 3D representation of the heart in an interactive VR environment that provides self-directed learning and assessment tools through a variety of interfaces and functionalities. To ensure the accuracy and precision of the developed system it was evaluated by a group of medical professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-383
Number of pages15
JournalStudies in Computational Intelligence
Volume591
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • medical education
  • virtual reality
  • anatomy
  • 3D visualisation
  • heart anatomy

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Falah, Jannat Faiez M. ; Charissis, Vassilis ; Khan, Mohammed Soheeb ; Chan, Warren ; Alfalah, Salsabeel ; Harrison, David. / Development and evaluation of virtual reality medical training system for anatomy education. In: Studies in Computational Intelligence. 2015 ; Vol. 591. pp. 369-383.
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Development and evaluation of virtual reality medical training system for anatomy education. / Falah, Jannat Faiez M.; Charissis, Vassilis; Khan, Mohammed Soheeb; Chan, Warren; Alfalah, Salsabeel; Harrison, David.

In: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 591, 2015, p. 369-383.

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