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 9930686
  • - Research Article

Ultrasound Biomicroscopy Diagnosis Analysis and Fine Care of Anterior Segment Injury of Traumatic Anterior Chamber Based on Intelligent Virtual Reality Technology

Xiaoli Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5569872
  • - Research Article

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Based on Intelligent Electronic Medical Arthroscopy for the Treatment of Varus Knee Osteoarthritis

Chunfeng Liu | Zhen Wang | ... | Yaozeng Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9938625
  • - Research Article

TCM-ISP: A Comprehensive Intelligent Service Platform for Industry Chain of Traditional Chinese Medicines

Ting Ting Cao | Xian Rui Wang | ... | Yun Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9981821
  • - Research Article

Effect of Nursing Intervention in the Operating Room Based on Simple Virtual Reality Augmented Technology on Preventing Gastrointestinal Surgical Incision Infection

Yanhua Wang | Dan Zhang | Shujing Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9962997
  • - Research Article

Application of 64-Slice Spiral CT Imaging Technology Based on Smart Medical Augmented Reality in the Diagnosis of Foreign Bodies in the Respiratory Tract in Children

Jiewei Liu | Ying Wang | ... | Lei Nie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5522492
  • - Research Article

CT Image Changes of Severe Acute Pancreatitis Based on Smart Electronic Medical Augmented Reality in Nursing Practice

Defen Zhang | Shifang Mao | ... | Xiaoyan Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5539901
  • - Research Article

Influence of Standardized Nursing Management of Hospital Based on Smart Electronic Medical Blockchain on Nursing Quality of Digestive Endoscopy Room

Yufen Niu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9915697
  • - Research Article

Feature Extraction of Kidney Tissue Image Based on Ultrasound Image Segmentation

Jie Lian | Mingyu Zhang | ... | Xiaoqiu Dong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5591124
  • - Research Article

CT Imaging Characteristics and Influence Factors of Renal Dialysis-Associated Peritoneal Injury

Jin Tong | Wangda Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5542562
  • - Research Article

High-Quality Nursing Care for the Elderly in the Department of Otolaryngology

Yeping Huang | Huili Chen
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