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 5553649
  • - Research Article

The Correlation between Targeted Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging and Tumor Neovascularization of Ovarian Cancer Xenografts in Nude Mice

Rong Hu | Qianqian Zeng | ... | Hong Xiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6673712
  • - Research Article

The Clinical Value of Multislice Spiral Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Upper Digestive Tract Diseases

Huali Wang | Feng Cao | ... | Lin Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5546716
  • - Research Article

Optimization of Surface Electromyography-Based Neurofeedback Rehabilitation Intervention System

Wenlin Sun | Yujun Qi | ... | Yang Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5585676
  • - Research Article

MRI Manifestations and Diagnostic Value of Chronic Osteomyelitis

Bingyuan Lin | Qiaofeng Guo | ... | Kai Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6684818
  • - Research Article

Early Diagnosis of Brain Injury in Premature Infants Based on Amplitude-Integrated EEG Scoring System

Xinyuan Guo | Yanfang Geng | ... | Jiang Xue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6645515
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Combined with Virtual Reality Training on Oxidative Stress Indicators and Inflammatory Factors of Swimming Athletes Suffering from Depression

Zheng Zhang | Bote Qi | ... | Binghong Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6678454
  • - Research Article

Value Analysis of Using Urinary Microalbumin in Artificial Intelligence Medical Institutions to Detect Early Renal Damage in Diabetes

Sitong Lin | Yushan Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6610988
  • - Research Article

Application of Magnetic Resonance Diffusion Tensor Imaging in the Clinical Diagnosis of Disc Herniation after Lumbar Spine Injury

Penghuan Wu | Chengyan Huang | ... | Anmin Jin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6625604
  • - Research Article

Systematic Evaluation of the Effect of Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy Based on Virtual Reality Technology

Chao Gao | Yongli Wu | ... | Manting Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5521916
  • - Research Article

Computed Tomography- (CT-) Based Virtual Surgery Planning for Spinal Intervertebral Foraminal Assisted Clinical Treatment

Hao Li | Song Wang | ... | Yong Liu
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