AirwayVR: Virtual reality trainer for endotracheal intubation

Pavithra Rajeswarari, Jeremy Varqhese, Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Praveen Kumar, John Vozenilek

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Abstract

Endotracheal Intubation is a lifesaving procedure in which a tube is passed through the mouth into the trachea (windpipe) to maintain an open airway and facilitate artificial respiration. It is a complex psychomotor skill, which requires significant training and experience to prevent complications. The current methods of training, including manikins and cadaver, have limitations in terms of their availability for early medical professionals to learn and practice. These training options also have limitations in terms of presenting high risk/difficult intubation cases for experts to mentally plan their approach in high-risk scenarios prior to the procedure. In this demo, we present AirwayVR: Virtual reality-based simulation trainer for intubation training. Our goal is to utilize virtual reality platform for intubation skills training for two different target audience (medical professionals) with two different objectives. The first one is to use AirwayVR as an introductory platform to learn and practice intubation in virtual reality for novice learners (Medical students and residents). The second objective is to utilize this technology as a Just-in-time training platform for experts to mentally prepare for a complex case prior to the procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1345-1346
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728113777
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019
Event26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Mar 23 2019Mar 27 2019

Publication series

Name26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period3/23/193/27/19

Keywords

  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Medical simulation
  • Medical skills training
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology

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    Rajeswarari, P., Varqhese, J., Kesavadas, T., Kumar, P., & Vozenilek, J. (2019). AirwayVR: Virtual reality trainer for endotracheal intubation. In 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings (pp. 1345-1346). [8797998] (26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2019.8797998