Optical see-through vs. Spatial augmented reality simulators for medical applications

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Currently healthcare practitioners use standardized patients, physical mannequins, and virtual patients as surrogates for real patients to provide a safe learning environment for students. Each of these simulators has different limitation that could be mitigated with various degrees of fidelity to represent medical cues. As we are exploring different ways to simulate a human patient and their effects on learning, we would like to compare the dynamic visuals between spatial augmented reality and a optical see-through augmented reality where a patient is rendered using the HoloLens and how that affects depth perception, task completion, and social presence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Virtual Reality, VR 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509066476
StatePublished - Apr 4 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event19th IEEE Virtual Reality, VR 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Mar 18 2017Mar 22 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


Conference19th IEEE Virtual Reality, VR 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


  • Augmented
  • H.5.1 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Multimedia Information Systems - Artificial
  • I.3.7 [Computer Graphics]: Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism - Virtual reality
  • I.3.8 [Computer Graphics]: Applications
  • I.68 [Simulation and Modeling]: Types of Simulation - Combined
  • J.3 [Computer Applications]: Life and Medical Sciences - Medical information systems
  • Virtual Realities
  • Visual


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