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A Case Study on the Development of a Virtual Reality Proton Beam Therapy Unit

Hurst, W, Latham, K, O'Hare, D, Sands, A, O'Carroll, S and Gandy, RJ A Case Study on the Development of a Virtual Reality Proton Beam Therapy Unit. In: Interactive Digital Media 2018, 11 December 2018 - 12 December 2018, Liverpool. (Accepted)

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Abstract

Virtual reality facilitates a more comprehensive stage for conveying knowledge. By immersing an individual into an ultra-realistic setting, a user is able to learn about a subject by living it rather than only hearing about the topic. As such, this research involves using an actual building information model of a proton beam therapy treatment unit, from which an immersive virtual reality recreation is constructed. The application acts as a metric for supporting patients by providing an opportunity for the individual to be mentally prepared for the treatment process. Additionally, this application has the potential to streamline the productivity process of the proton beam treatment within a hospital setting. An assessment of the virtual reality proton beam therapy unit is conducted through a keystroke level analysis of the user navigating within the virtual environment. Three subsequent potential use-case scenarios are presented. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first virtual reality application of a proton beam therapy unit in the UK..

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computer Science
Liverpool Business School
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 08:52
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2018 08:52
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9231

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