Using VR to Present a Mobile MRI Unit in Confined Physical Space: Reporting Results of a Field-Deployment at a Radiology Exhibition

Abstract

We investigated the suitability of virtual reality (VR) to exhibit spacious medical equipment in a limited exhibition space. The basis of our research was a previously field-tested VR system populated with a real-size model of a mobile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit. The VR-based system, which already used external sensors to a linked physical wheeled chair with the virtual environment, was modified with teleportation features and equipped with eye-tracking capabilities. These changes allowed us to use the system in more confined spaces. Next, we deployed our system during a three-day-long medical exhibition where sixty-eight attendees used our cyber-physical solution, out of which five agreed to participate directly in the in-depth user study. We report the results of these field-tests and system evaluation in a non-laboratory, real-world environment of medical exhibition.

BibTeX

				
					@INPROCEEDINGS{10361485,
  author={Tadeja, Sławomir Konrad and Godula, Kacper and Bohné, Thomas and Woźniak, Magdalena Maria},
  booktitle={2023 IEEE Intl Conf on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, Intl Conf on Cloud and Big Data Computing, Intl Conf on Cyber Science and Technology Congress (DASC/PiCom/CBDCom/CyberSciTech)}, 
  title={Using VR to Present a Mobile MRI Unit in Confined Physical Space: Reporting Results of a Field-Deployment at a Radiology Exhibition}, 
  year={2023},
  volume={},
  number={},
  pages={1051-1057},
  doi={10.1109/DASC/PiCom/CBDCom/Cy59711.2023.10361485}}

				
			
APA Reference

S. K. Tadeja, K. Godula, T. Bohné and M. M. Woźniak, “Using VR to Present a Mobile MRI Unit in Confined Physical Space: Reporting Results of a Field-Deployment at a Radiology Exhibition,” 2023 IEEE Intl Conf on Cyber Science and Technology Congress (CyberSciTech), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2023, pp. 1051-1057, doi: 10.1109/DASC/PiCom/CBDCom/Cy59711.2023.10361485.

Cyber-human Lab Contributors

Dr Sławomir Tadeja

Slawomir K. Tadeja is a postdoctoral research associate in the Cyber-Human Lab belonging to the Institute of Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge. Previously...

Dr Thomas Bohné

Thomas Bohné is the founder and head of the Cyber-Human Lab at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering. He is also leading research...