Virtual reality-based medical training and assessment

The multidisciplinary relationship between clinicians, educators and developers

Annette Løw T. Aboulafia, Erik Lövquist, George Declan Shorten

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

    Resumé

    The current focus on patient safety and evidence-based medical education has led to an increased interest in utilising virtual reality (VR) for medical training. The development of VR-based systems require experts from different disciplines to collaborate with shared and agreed objectives throughout a system's development process. Both the development of technology as well as the incorporation and evaluation of relevant training have to be given the appropriate attention. Aim: The aim of this article is to illustrate how constructive relationships can be established between stakeholders to develop useful and usable VR-based medical training systems. Methods: This article reports a case study of two research projects that developed and evaluated a VR-based training system for spinal anaesthesia. Results: The case study illustrates how close relationships can be established by champion clinicians leading research in this area and by closely engaging clinicians and educators in iterative prototype design throughout a system's development process. Conclusion: Clinicians and educators have to strive to get more involved (ideally as champions of innovation) and actively guide the development of VR-based training and assessment systems. System developers have to strive to ensure that clinicians and educators are participating constructively in the developments of such systems.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftMedical Teacher
    Vol/bind34
    Udgave nummer1
    Sider (fra-til)59-64
    ISSN0142-159X
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - jan. 2012

    Citer dette

    @article{6949c246c37d4ae28f6e50444d8fae5b,
    title = "Virtual reality-based medical training and assessment: The multidisciplinary relationship between clinicians, educators and developers",
    abstract = "The current focus on patient safety and evidence-based medical education has led to an increased interest in utilising virtual reality (VR) for medical training. The development of VR-based systems require experts from different disciplines to collaborate with shared and agreed objectives throughout a system's development process. Both the development of technology as well as the incorporation and evaluation of relevant training have to be given the appropriate attention. Aim: The aim of this article is to illustrate how constructive relationships can be established between stakeholders to develop useful and usable VR-based medical training systems. Methods: This article reports a case study of two research projects that developed and evaluated a VR-based training system for spinal anaesthesia. Results: The case study illustrates how close relationships can be established by champion clinicians leading research in this area and by closely engaging clinicians and educators in iterative prototype design throughout a system's development process. Conclusion: Clinicians and educators have to strive to get more involved (ideally as champions of innovation) and actively guide the development of VR-based training and assessment systems. System developers have to strive to ensure that clinicians and educators are participating constructively in the developments of such systems.",
    author = "Aboulafia, {Annette L{\o}w T.} and Erik L{\"o}vquist and Shorten, {George Declan}",
    year = "2012",
    month = "1",
    doi = "10.3109/0142159X.2011.600359",
    language = "English",
    volume = "34",
    pages = "59--64",
    journal = "Medical Teacher",
    issn = "0142-159X",
    publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
    number = "1",

    }

    Virtual reality-based medical training and assessment : The multidisciplinary relationship between clinicians, educators and developers. / Aboulafia, Annette Løw T.; Lövquist, Erik; Shorten, George Declan.

    I: Medical Teacher, Bind 34, Nr. 1, 01.2012, s. 59-64.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Virtual reality-based medical training and assessment

    T2 - The multidisciplinary relationship between clinicians, educators and developers

    AU - Aboulafia, Annette Løw T.

    AU - Lövquist, Erik

    AU - Shorten, George Declan

    PY - 2012/1

    Y1 - 2012/1

    N2 - The current focus on patient safety and evidence-based medical education has led to an increased interest in utilising virtual reality (VR) for medical training. The development of VR-based systems require experts from different disciplines to collaborate with shared and agreed objectives throughout a system's development process. Both the development of technology as well as the incorporation and evaluation of relevant training have to be given the appropriate attention. Aim: The aim of this article is to illustrate how constructive relationships can be established between stakeholders to develop useful and usable VR-based medical training systems. Methods: This article reports a case study of two research projects that developed and evaluated a VR-based training system for spinal anaesthesia. Results: The case study illustrates how close relationships can be established by champion clinicians leading research in this area and by closely engaging clinicians and educators in iterative prototype design throughout a system's development process. Conclusion: Clinicians and educators have to strive to get more involved (ideally as champions of innovation) and actively guide the development of VR-based training and assessment systems. System developers have to strive to ensure that clinicians and educators are participating constructively in the developments of such systems.

    AB - The current focus on patient safety and evidence-based medical education has led to an increased interest in utilising virtual reality (VR) for medical training. The development of VR-based systems require experts from different disciplines to collaborate with shared and agreed objectives throughout a system's development process. Both the development of technology as well as the incorporation and evaluation of relevant training have to be given the appropriate attention. Aim: The aim of this article is to illustrate how constructive relationships can be established between stakeholders to develop useful and usable VR-based medical training systems. Methods: This article reports a case study of two research projects that developed and evaluated a VR-based training system for spinal anaesthesia. Results: The case study illustrates how close relationships can be established by champion clinicians leading research in this area and by closely engaging clinicians and educators in iterative prototype design throughout a system's development process. Conclusion: Clinicians and educators have to strive to get more involved (ideally as champions of innovation) and actively guide the development of VR-based training and assessment systems. System developers have to strive to ensure that clinicians and educators are participating constructively in the developments of such systems.

    U2 - 10.3109/0142159X.2011.600359

    DO - 10.3109/0142159X.2011.600359

    M3 - Journal article

    VL - 34

    SP - 59

    EP - 64

    JO - Medical Teacher

    JF - Medical Teacher

    SN - 0142-159X

    IS - 1

    ER -