Journal of Healthcare Engineering

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-Based Medical Application Systems


Publishing date
01 Aug 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
19 Mar 2021

Lead Editor

1Qingdao University, Qingdao, China

2Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

3Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, USA

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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-Based Medical Application Systems

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Currently, the medical applications of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are found mainly in the following six areas: educational training, clinical assistance, visual impairment, psychological disorders, rehabilitation training, and personalized fitness. For instance, AR/VR can be used for medical education or surgical simulation training; AR can be used to assist surgery or guide robots to perform surgery; and VR can be used for amblyopia treatment, rehabilitation training, and management of certain mental illnesses.

Owing to the high capital input, the VR/AR market is expected to show fast growth in the industrial chain in the next three to four years. Despite multiple application spaces of the VR/AR equipment in the future, we need to ensure their compliance with certain safety codes in actual use, in order to truly attain management of physical health. Compared to VR, which is used primarily for training and simulation, AR is more extensively used in medical operations. According to the comprehensive data query of CBInsights, CrunchBase, and AngelList, there are now about 30 start-ups focusing on AR medical applications worldwide. Nine of them have been financed, with a total of $552 million, revealing a 30% investment attraction rate. The application of AR in medical care is still in the exploration stage.

This Special Issue calls for high quality and up-to-date submissions related to AR/VR-based medical application systems and will serve as a forum for researchers to discuss their works and recent advancements in the field. In particular, the Special Issue will showcase the most recent progress and developments in this field. Both theoretical studies and state-of-the-art practical applications are welcome for submission. Original research and review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Relevant standards for VR/AR application in medical devices
  • Objective and subjective evaluations of VR/AR medical application system
  • User guide and health guidance for VR/AR medical application system
  • Multi-sensor-based VR/AR medical application
  • CT image capturing with VR/AR medical application system
  • Surgical simulation based on VR/AR medical application system
  • Medical robots based on VR/AR medical application system
  • VR condition analysis aid
  • VR medical live broadcast, remote treatment
  • VR psychological intervention therapy
  • Medical application system on mobile devices
  • VR/AR-based virtual medical community
  • VR treatment of childhood autism
  • Virtual Rehabilitation
  • Pain alleviation with VR technology
  • VR games for medical purposes
  • VR treatment of psychological fear
  • Data privacy and software development for VR/AR medical application system
  • Solution to dizziness reduction with VR

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9985041
  • - Research Article

Development of Training Videos Based on Virtual Reality Side-Cut High-Simulation Simulator of Human Wound Technology and Sealed Sputum Suction

Min Wang | Rong Rong | ... | Qing Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9971325
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Artificial Intelligence Chest CT Lung Nodule Detection Based on Deep Learning

Fukui Liang | Caiqin Li | Xiaoqin Fu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9920617
  • - Research Article

Value of ddPCR in the Preoperative Diagnosis of Solitary Pulmonary Nodules Based on the Observation of Virtual Reality Images of Smart Medical Treatment

Xuri Mou | Guiying Sun | ... | Shuliang Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8042755
  • - Research Article

Clinical Study of Virtual Reality Augmented Technology Combined with Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in the Assessment of Thyroid Cancer

Qinghua Liu | Jian Cheng | ... | Hongbo Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9914787
  • - Research Article

Role of Folic Acid Drugs in the Treatment with Antithrombotic and Anticoagulant Drugs for Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases Based on the Analysis of Virtual Reality Medical Data

Aiguo Zhang | Jing Wang | Qiang Jing
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9987200
  • - Research Article

Virtual Reality Technology Combined with Comprehensive Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Patients with Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Xiangmei Xie | Jie Fan | ... | Xiaoying Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9975583
  • - Research Article

Virtual Reality-Assisted Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty for Interventional Treatment of Lower-Extremity Arteriosclerosis Obliterans

Ruhang Zhou | Hongyan Zhai | ... | Nan Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8997915
  • - Research Article

Analysis of PICC Based on Dysfunction Module Personalized Nursing Treatment in Chemotherapy of Advanced Esophageal Cancer

Qixin Zhang | Aili Qian | Weifen Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9930412
  • - Research Article

Clinical Acupoint Selection for the Treatment of Functional Constipation by Massage and Acupuncture Based on Smart Medical Big Data Analysis

Fengzhi Sun | Zhuolin Liu | Wanli Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9994303
  • - Research Article

The Current Situation and Influencing Factors of the Alarm Fatigue of Nurses’ Medical Equipment in the Intensive Care Unit Based on Intelligent Medical Care

Yunxia Zhao | Minlin Wan | ... | Mei Ma
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