Augmented Reality Triage Simulation
- Project Title: Augmented Reality Triage Simulation
- VERG Researchers: Jacob Stuart
- Description: This paper explores the use of augmented reality (AR) technology to apply stress management techniques for healthcare providers during a virtual triage simulation. The study aims to investigate the effectiveness of these techniques in both inducing and reducing stress levels in healthcare providers as they perform triage tasks in a simulated environment. By understanding the impact of stress management techniques within an AR-based simulation, the research seeks to provide insights into the potential benefits of incorporating such interventions in healthcare training programs, ultimately enhancing the performance and well-being of healthcare professionals under stressful situations.
- Problem: Reducing the rate of over and under triage during mass casualty incidents.
- Goals: The goal of this project is to help save lives by reducing the rate of over and under triage during a mass casualty incident. Mass casualty incidents can cause a rapid influx of patients in an ER leading to very chaotic situations for nurses. This project has developed a way to try and train these nurses in a similar environment to what they may experience in the field. The simulation consists of triaging 10 patients with various injuries and then afterward you can receive feedback on how you did.
- Links to videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4FTJ5SZRO4
- Publications connected to the project:
- J. Stuart et al., “Applying Stress Management Techniques in Augmented Reality: Stress Induction and Reduction in Healthcare Providers During Virtual Triage Simulation,” 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), Atlanta, GA, USA, 2020, pp. 171-172, doi: 10.1109/VRW50115.2020.00037