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An Affordable, Virtual Reality Based Training Application for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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H. N. Kegalle ,

University of Colombo School of Computing, LK
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H. S. U. Liyanage,

University of Colombo School of Computing, LK
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K. L. Jayaratne,

University of Colombo School of Computing, LK
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M. I. E. Wickramasinghe

University of Colombo School of Computing, LK
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Abstract

In Medical science, proficiency in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is considered as a vital skill for physicians. For training CPR, medical professionals use mechanical manikin which has some drawbacks when it comes to the realism of the simulation and the feedback of performance. This paper presents a Virtual Reality (VR) based solution to address some of these shortcomings. The approach here is augmenting the mechanical manikin with VR using HTC Vive, Leap Motion Controller, and a glove. To test the acceptance of this solution, a user-based evaluation was carried out. 85.7% of the users who have participated in the evaluation have expressed their preference upon using VR in CPR training. Even though the overall evaluation depicts a neutral output, this study opens avenues for future research in combining VR into medical training processes.
How to Cite: Kegalle, H.N., Liyanage, H.S.U., Jayaratne, K.L. and Wickramasinghe, M.I.E., 2021. An Affordable, Virtual Reality Based Training Application for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), 14(1), pp.1–10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/icter.v14i1.7222
Published on 18 Mar 2021.
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