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 6659435
  • - Research Article

Expression of Inflammatory Factors in Critically Ill Patients with Urosepticemia and the Imaging Analysis of the Severity of the Disease

Xia Huang | Zongjun Hu | ... | Jiwen Cui
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5549971
  • - Research Article

Diagnostic Value of Multislice Spiral CT Cardiothoracic Combined with Angiography in Acute Chest Pain

Yinggan Du | Zetian Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5540834
  • - Research Article

Imaging Analysis of Prosthesis Angle after Hip Replacement with Direct Anterior Approach in Lateral Position

Daojian Zhang | Liping Pan | ... | Hao Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6672091
  • - Research Article

The Clinical Value of CT Scans for the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Fractures and Paraplegia

Peng Jia | Shan Zhu | Lin Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6671121
  • - Research Article

Clinical and Imaging Analysis of Cerebral Infarction Caused by Spontaneous Cerebral Artery Dissection Based on Augmented Reality Technology

Yinghai Wang | Kedong Duan | ... | Dahai Cao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6646977
  • - Research Article

Lower Limb Joint Nursing and Rehabilitation System Based on Intelligent Medical Treatment

Tianjun Geng | Xiaoqian Jia | Yanli Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6635947
  • - Research Article

Microscopic Tumour Classification by Digital Mammography

Jingjing Yang | Huichao Li | ... | Yanan Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6648611
  • - Research Article

Analysis of the Effect of Health Management of Chronic Diseases and Metabolic Disorders under the Guidance of B-Ultrasound

Xiu Luo | Yi Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6658776
  • - Research Article

Research on Early Warning Mechanism and Model of Liver Cancer Rehabilitation Based on CS-SVM

Bo Jianzhu | Li Shuang | ... | Zhang Yanshu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8841127
  • - Research Article

Statistical Analysis for Identifying Differentially MicroRNA in Serum Exosomes of Lead Workers

Jianzhu Bo | Fan Shi | ... | Yanshu Zhang
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