AirwayVR: Learning Endotracheal Intubation in Virtual Reality

Pavithra Hajeswaran, Na Teng Hung, Thenkurussi Kesavadas, John Vozenilek, Praveen Kumar

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Abstract

Endotracheal intubation is a procedure in which a tube is passed through the mouth into the trachea (windpipe) to maintain an airway and provide artificial respiration. This lifesaving procedure, utilized in many clinical situations, requires complex psychomotor skills. Healthcare providers need significant training and experience to acquire skills necessary for a quick and atraumatic endotracheal intubation to prevent complications. However, medical professionals have limited training platforms and opportunities to be trained on this procedure. In this poster, we present a virtual reality-based simulation trainer for intubation training. This VR based intubation trainer provides an environment for healthcare professionals to assimilate these complex psychomotor skills while also allowing a safe place to practice swift and atraumatic intubation. User survey results are presented demonstrating that VR is a promising platform to train medical professionals effectively for this procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018 - Proceedings
EditorsFrank Steinicke, Bruce Thomas, Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Greg Welch
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages669-670
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781538633656
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 24 2018
Event25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018 - Reutlingen, Germany
Duration: Mar 18 2018Mar 22 2018

Publication series

Name25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018 - Proceedings

Other

Other25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018
CountryGermany
CityReutlingen
Period3/18/183/22/18

Keywords

  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Medical simulation.: Application of Virtual reality for medical simulation
  • Using Virtual reality for Intubation training
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Media Technology

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    Hajeswaran, P., Hung, N. T., Kesavadas, T., Vozenilek, J., & Kumar, P. (2018). AirwayVR: Learning Endotracheal Intubation in Virtual Reality. In F. Steinicke, B. Thomas, K. Kiyokawa, & G. Welch (Eds.), 25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 669-670). [8446075] (25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2018.8446075