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Extended reality for midwifery learning: MR VR demonstration


Jones, D and See, Z and Billinghurst, M and Goodman, L and Fealy, S, Extended reality for midwifery learning: MR VR demonstration, VRCAI '19: The 17th International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry, 14-16 November 2019, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-2. ISBN 9781450370028 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/3359997.3365739


This demonstration presents a development of a Mixed Reality (MR) and Virtual Reality (VR) research project for midwifery student learning, and a novel approach for showing extended reality content in an educational setting. The Road to Birth (RTB) visualises the changes that occur in the female body during pregnancy, and the five days immediately after birth (postpartum) in a detailed 3D setting. In the Base Anatomy studio, users can observe the base anatomical layers of an adult female. In Pregnancy Timeline, they can scroll through the weeks of gestation to see the development of the baby and the anatomical changes of the mother throughout the pregnancy and postpartum. Finally, users can learn about the different possible birthing positions that may present in Birth Considerations. During the demo, users can experience the system in either MR or VR.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:technologies, virtual reality, augmented reality, digital health, anatomy
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:See, Z (Dr Zi Siang See)
ID Code:148988
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-02-26
Last Modified:2022-07-12

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