Multi-session VR medical training - The HOPS simulator

Crossan, A., Brewster, S.A., Reid, S. and Mellor, D. (2002) Multi-session VR medical training - The HOPS simulator. In: 16th British HCI Group Annual Conference, London, England, 2-6 September 2002, pp. 213-225. ISBN 1852336595




Virtual reality medical simulators offer the potential to provide a training environment for a novice doctor to practice skills without risk to patients. However, these simulators must be shown to provide learning before they are used in a medical training environment.This paper describes the first stage of an experiment to assess the effectiveness of the Glasgow Horse Ovary Palpation Simulator for training novice veterinary students.The performance on the simulator of a group of participants has been measured over multiple training sessions. The results show that over 4 training sessions,participants improved in their accuracy in diagnosis on the simulator while reducing the time required to make the diagnosis.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:haptic interaction, force feedback, virtual reality training, medical simulation
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Crossan, Dr Andrew and Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Crossan, A., Brewster, S.A., Reid, S., and Mellor, D.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Springer Verlag
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2002 Springer
First Published:First published in People and computers XVI: memorable yet invisible: proceedings of HCI 2002
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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