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A low-cost 3 projector display system for pain reduction and improved patient recovery times


Fassbender, E and de Souza, P, A low-cost 3 projector display system for pain reduction and improved patient recovery times, Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2012), 26-30 November 2012, Melbourne, Vic, pp. 130-133. ISBN 978-1-4503-1438-1 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2012 ACM

DOI: doi:10.1145/2414536.2414558


Medical procedures are often associated with discomfort, pain and anxiety. Previous studies have shown that one way to reduce pain during treatment is to watch nature scenes and listen to nature sounds or escape into immersive virtual environments. This not only benefits the patients' well-being but also effectively reduces costs for governments, health care providers and patients themselves. Previous studies show that high levels of immersion into virtual environments significantly reduce pain that is experienced during medical procedures. However, large-scale immersive display systems are inherently expensive and pixel resolution and field of view in smaller and more affordable Head-Mounted Displays has increased only very slowly over the past 40 years. In this paper we consider a Low-Cost 3 Projector Display System as an alternative display method for restorative virtual environments until high quality, highly immersive Head-Mounted Displays have been developed and are available at a reasonable price.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:immersive virtual environments, displays, restorative virtual environments, pain reduction, low-cost 3 projector display system
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:de Souza, P (Professor Paulo de Souza Junior)
ID Code:83816
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2013-03-22
Last Modified:2015-03-04

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