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Haptic feedback in the training of veterinary students

Brewster, S.A., Montgomery Masters, M., Glendye, A., Kriz, N., and Reid, S. (2000) Haptic feedback in the training of veterinary students. In: 12th World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 26 June - 1 July 2000, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Abstract

This paper reports on an initial study into the use of haptic (or touch) technology in the training of veterinary students. One major problem faced in veterinary education is that animals can be harmed by inexperienced students who are trying to learn the skills they need. The aim of the work described here is to provide haptic models to simulate internal examinations of horses so that students can learn the basic skills required on computer and then transfer to real animals with much less risk of doing them injury.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:AACE copyright agreement: http://www.aace.org/conf/copyright.htm
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Brewster, Prof Stephen
Authors: Brewster, S.A., Montgomery Masters, M., Glendye, A., Kriz, N., and Reid, S.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture > SF600 Veterinary Medicine
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2000 AACE
First Published:First published in Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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