Using Human in The Loop Simulation in Virtual and Mixed Reality for Medical Training

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Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference

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Los Angeles, CA


Poor patient care skills are a persistent problem for medical professionals at multiple levels. Virtual environments that enable virtual rehearsal of targeted behaviors with simulated humans has been demonstrated to be effective in improving targeted interpersonal behaviors. In the case of patient care, the targeted behaviors include empathy, listening, showing respect, and offering support. This paper discusses the use of human in the loop simulation for medical health care training, as compared with other approaches. Essentially, the human in the loop simulation provides a standardized experience that authentically simulated a “real world” patient – provider interaction. A human in the loop solution would revolutionize the current medical education, in a way that can be directly linked with patient health, revenue, and reductions in medical malpractice.


Computer Sciences

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