Feasibility of Augmented Reality in Clinical Simulations: Using Google Glass With Manikins.


Journal Article

BACKGROUND:Studies show that students who use fidelity-based simulation technology perform better and have higher retention rates than peers who learn in traditional paper-based training. Augmented reality is increasingly being used as a teaching and learning tool in a continual effort to make simulations more realistic for students. OBJECTIVE:The aim of this project was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of using augmented reality via Google Glass during clinical simulation scenarios for training health science students. METHODS:Students performed a clinical simulation while watching a video through Google Glass of a patient actor simulating respiratory distress. Following participation in the scenarios students completed two surveys and were questioned if they would recommend continued use of this technology in clinical simulation experiences. RESULTS:We were able to have students watch a video in their field of vision of a patient who mimicked the simulated manikin. Students were overall positive about the implications for being able to view a patient during the simulations, and most students recommended using the technology in the future. Overall, students reported perceived realism with augmented reality using Google Glass. However, there were technical and usability challenges with the device. CONCLUSIONS:As newer portable and consumer-focused technologies become available, augmented reality is increasingly being used as a teaching and learning tool to make clinical simulations more realistic for health science students. We found Google Glass feasible and acceptable as a tool for augmented reality in clinical simulations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chaballout, B; Molloy, M; Vaughn, J; Brisson Iii, R; Shaw, R

Published Date

  • March 7, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • e2 -

PubMed ID

  • 27731862

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27731862

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2369-3762

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2369-3762

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2196/mededu.5159


  • eng