Virtual reality medical training system for anatomy education

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

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81 Citations (Scopus)


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
Title of host publication2014 Science and Information Conference
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780989319317, 9780989319324
ISBN (Print)9780989319331
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2014 Science and Information Conference, SAI 2014


  • virtual reality
  • virtual reality human model
  • heart anatomy
  • simulation
  • human computer interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Anatomy
  • Health Informatics


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