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


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Tadeja, SK 
Godula, K 
Bohne, T 
Wozniak, MM 
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.

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46 Information and Computing Sciences, 4608 Human-Centred Computing, Biomedical Imaging
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2023 IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, International Conference on Cyber Science and Technology Congress, DASC/PiCom/CBDCom/CyberSciTech 2023
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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)
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IEEE
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This research was supported by the project entitled ``The product expansion of the \textit{Mobile MRI Clinic} in the Middle East as a pillar of business development for Eurodiagnostic sp. z o.o.'' under measure 1.2 Internationalisation of SMEs of the Operational Programme Eastern Poland 2014-2020, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.