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 6632865
  • - Research Article

Design of an Interactive Two-Way Telemedicine Service System for Smart Home Care for the Elderly

Fang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5519722
  • - Research Article

Prevention and Nursing Research of PICC Catheter-Related Complications in Patients with Digestive System Malignant Tumor Based on Smart Medical Block Chain

Ruxian Huang | Yan Jiang | Xiaoyun Le
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5597591
  • - Research Article

Modeling of Hidden Markov in Ultrasound Image-Assisted Diagnosis

Liping Shao | Zubang Zhou | ... | Shulan Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6649640
  • - Research Article

Application of Laparoscopy in Comprehensive Staging Operation of Ovarian Cancer Based on Electronic Medical Blockchain Technology

Limei Zhang | Xinrui Li | ... | Yufei Cai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5594920
  • - Research Article

The Clinical Diagnostic Value of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation Based on MRI Images

Kangxing Zheng | Zihuan Wen | Dehuai Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5592185
  • - Research Article

Image Data Security Mechanism Based on the Internet of Things Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Information Management System Research and Design

Ping Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5529798
  • - Research Article

Application of Propofol in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Anesthesia Based on Smart Medical Blockchain Technology

Zhaoxiang Yu | Yang Liu | Chunlei Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5553029
  • - Research Article

Relationship between Artificial Intelligence-Based General Anesthetics and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction

Xiaokun Wang | Shan Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5517785
  • - Research Article

Diagnosis of Interventional Transvaginal Maternal Diseases Based on Color Doppler Ultrasound

Canliang Wen | Lan Huang | Hongye Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5570500
  • - Research Article

Optimization of Remote Public Medical Emergency Management System with Low Delay Based on Internet of Things

Yan Feng | Zhongyu Pan
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