Design of Visual Deficit Simulation for Integration into a Geriatric Physical Diagnosis Course

Drew Alexander, Thuy Nguyen, Patrick Keller, Jason Orlosky, Shilpa Brown, Elena Wood, Onyeka Ezenwoye, Wanda Jirau-Rosaly

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Abstract

One major challenge in the field of medical education is teaching students to empathize with patients. To help address this need, we have designed a system in virtual reality (VR) that can simulate macular degeneration and that requires medical students to carry out a self-medication task from the perspective of a patient. The simulation includes a home environment, interactive medication bottles and pills, reading requirement, task list, and completion goals. In contrast with prior work, this simulation is designed for direct integration into a university level physical diagnosis course. Design considerations for practical use and measurement of empathy in a large scale, time-constrained environment are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VRW 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages839-840
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728165325
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020
Event2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VRW 2020 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2020Mar 26 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VRW 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VRW 2020
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period3/22/203/26/20

Keywords

  • Human-centered computing
  • Visualization
  • Visualization design and evaluation methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology

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