A Case Study into the Use of Virtual Reality and Gamification in Ophthalmology Training

Wilson, Andrew and O'Connor, Jake and Taylor, Lewis and Carruthers, David (2017) A Case Study into the Use of Virtual Reality and Gamification in Ophthalmology Training. In: Proceedings of the Third Joint International Conference on Serious Games, JCSG 2017. LNCS . Springer, pp. 158-169. ISBN 978-3-319-70110-3

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In collaboration with doctors and medical students a novel ophthalmology training solution based upon virtual reality (VR) and gamification was developed. Fifteen fourth year medical students at Birmingham City Hospital (UK) helped evaluate it. Evaluations were based upon the Technology Acceptance Model and related to how well users learnt to use the app, their satisfaction with it; if it helped them learn ophthalmology and their view on the teaching approach used within it. Responses were rated on a five point Likert scale (completely agreed to completely disagree). Results represent those that agreed or completely agreed with the questions. Students agreed they could easily learn how to use the app (n:14) and it was clear how to use (n:15). The feedback systems supported both this (n:11) as well as learning how to perform eye examinations (n:13). Users felt the app improved their understanding of the processes involved in ophthalmology (n: 14); their ability to recognize main landmarks of the eye (n:14) and abnormalities (n:15). They felt the app would give them confidence to perform eye examinations on patients in future (n:12) and it would increase other students’ confidence too (n: 15). Users found the app enjoyable to use (n:15); would use it in future (n:13) and would like to learn other clinical skills in this way (n:15). A rigorous User-Centred approach has been used to successfully develop a novel ophthalmology training tool. The approach used will help inform others interested in developing VR educational tools.

Item Type: Book Section
7 November 2017Published Online
31 July 2017Accepted
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual reality ;� Gamification; � Ophthalmology; � Medical training �; Technology Acceptance Model
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-05 - medical sciences > CAH02-05-01 - medical technology
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Ian Mcdonald
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2017 11:33
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:01
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5322

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