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Tele-mentoring using augmented reality technology in healthcare: A systematic review


Bui, T and Barnett, T and Hoang, H and Chinthammit, W, Tele-mentoring using augmented reality technology in healthcare: A systematic review, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 37, (4) pp. 81-101. ISSN 1449-5554 (2021) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.14742/ajet.6243


This systematic review aimed to identify how tele-mentoring systems that incorporate augmented reality (AR) technology are being used in healthcare environments. A total of 12 electronic bibliographic databases were searched using the terms "augmented reality", "telementoring" and "health". The PRISMA checklist was used as a guide for reporting. The mixed method appraisal tool was used to assess the quality of the included experiments. The data were then analysed using a concept-centric approach and categorised primarily with regards to system performance and task performance measures. A total of 11 randomised controlled trials and 14 non-randomised designs were included for review. Both mentees and mentors assessed the system and task performance according to 25 categories. The feedback of mentees using AR tele-mentoring systems was generally positive. The majority of experiments revealed that the AR system was an effective tele-mentoring device overall and resulted in the effective performance of a procedure. Benefits included improvements in trainees’ confidence, task completion time and reductions in task errors and shifts in focus. However, the systems had limitations, including heaviness of the equipment, inconvenience, discomfort and distraction of wearing devices, limited battery life, the latency of video and audio signals and limited field of view.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:augmented reality (AR), mentoring, tele-mentoring, health professional education,
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Bui, T (Mr Trung Dung Bui)
UTAS Author:Barnett, T (Associate Professor Tony Barnett)
UTAS Author:Hoang, H (Dr Ha Hoang)
UTAS Author:Chinthammit, W (Dr Winyu Chinthammit)
ID Code:144393
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2021-05-20
Last Modified:2021-06-30
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