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 5569039
  • - Research Article

Clinical Influencing Factors of Acute Myocardial Infarction Based on Improved Machine Learning

Hongwei Du | Linxing Feng | ... | Wei Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5528309
  • - Research Article

Diagnosis of Waist Muscle Injury after Exercise Based on High-Frequency Ultrasound Image

Bingke Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5531176
  • - Research Article

Mitigating Psychological Trauma on Adult Burn Patients Based on Virtual Reality Technology of Smart Medical Treatment

Hongli Ren | Yunpeng Du | ... | Xiaoyan Xiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5534227
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Cartilaginous Endplate Degeneration Based on Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Xiaofeng Chen | Weijun Guo | ... | Dongling Cai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5517692
  • - Research Article

Application and Clinical Analysis of Remote Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Platform in Continuous Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Images

Xuan Yang | Ke Zhang | Jianhu He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5560691
  • - Research Article

Medical Cloud Computing Data Processing to Optimize the Effect of Drugs

Fengxia Li | Zhi Qu | Ruiling Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5511299
  • - Research Article

Optimization on Medical Material Distribution Management System Based on Artificial Intelligence Robot

Ying Yang | Limin Dong | ... | Jing Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5542822
  • - Research Article

Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease by Three-Dimensional Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Combined with Augmented Reality Medical Technology

Yan Zhuang | Juanjuan Sun | Jiaqiang Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5571862
  • - Research Article

Augmented Reality Research of Measuring X-Ray Dental Film Alveolar Bone Based on Computer Image Analysis System

Chunfeng Wang | Caigang Peng | ... | Minmin Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6667309
  • - Research Article

Clinical Study on Electronic Medical Neuroelectric Stimulation Based on the Internet of Things to Treat Epilepsy Patients with Anxiety and Depression

Bo Zhang | Weijie Wang | ... | Caijun Yang
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