VR-based Equipment Training for Health Professionals

Maximilian Rettinger, Niklas Müller, Christopher Holzmann-Littig, Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, Gerhard Rigoll, Christoph Schmaderer

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Abstract

It is common knowledge that health professionals' device training is a major problem, as the inadequate quality of device training puts patients at risk [2]. To find a way to counter this problem, we propose a virtual reality training simulation. The corresponding use case is exemplified by a priming procedure of a dialysis machine. This is achieved by users going through sequential interaction tasks in Virtual Reality Training using a head-mounted display. We evaluate this training method's potential within a user study, comparing it to traditional training methods, Group Training, and Video Training. Our findings demonstrate that Virtual Reality Training using a head-mounted display is a more effective and efficient method of learning how to prime a dialysis machine. Compared to other training methods, Virtual Reality Training takes longer on average, but the resulting learning effect is also higher. Furthermore, VR-training is more cost-effective than personal training and can be repeatedly performed as it dispenses with the need for teaching professionals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380959
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 May 2021
Event2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Making Waves, Combining Strengths, CHI EA 2021 - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Making Waves, Combining Strengths, CHI EA 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/05/2113/05/21

Keywords

  • Dialysis
  • Equipment Training
  • Instruction Manual
  • Medical Training
  • User Studies
  • VR
  • Virtual Reality

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