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dc.contributor.authorMarks, S
dc.contributor.authorWindsor, J
dc.contributor.authorWünsche, B
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-24T03:43:45Z
dc.date.available2011-08-24T03:43:45Z
dc.date.copyright2009
dc.date.issued2011-08-24
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2009), pp.361 - 366
dc.identifier.isbn978-989-8111-67-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/1866
dc.description.abstractVirtual reality simulations for training surgical skills are increasingly used in medical education and have been shown to improve patient outcome. While advances in hardware and simulation techniques have resulted in many commercial applications for training technical skills, most of these simulators are extremely expensive and do not consider non-technical skills like teamwork and communication. This is a major drawback since recent research suggests that a large percentage of mistakes in clinical settings are due to communication problems. In addition, training teamwork can also improve the efficiency of a surgical team and as such reduce costs and workload. We present an inexpensive camera-based system for capturing aspects of non-verbal communication of users participating in virtual environment-based teamwork simulations. This data can be used for the enhancement of virtual-environment-based simulations to increase the realism and effectiveness of team communication.
dc.publisherINSTICC Press 2009
dc.relation.isreplacedby10292/3454
dc.relation.isreplacedbyhttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/3454
dc.relation.urihttp://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/grapp/grapp2009.html
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dc.subjectVirtual environment
dc.subjectNon-verbal communication
dc.subjectImage processing
dc.subjectTraining
dc.titleEnhancing virtual environment-based surgical teamwork training with non-verbal communication
dc.typeConference contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess


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