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Virtual Reality Simulation Based Assessment Objectives for Epidural Training1

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Neil Vaughan, Venketesh N. Dubey

Faculty of Science and Technology,
Bournemouth University,
Fern Barrow,
Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB, UK

Michael Y. K. Wee, Richard Isaacs

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
Longfleet Rd.,
Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB, UK

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014.

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online April 28, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(2), 020948 (Apr 28, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1132; doi: 10.1115/1.4027064 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Fig. 1

Virtual reality tutor to instruct and assess trainees

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Fig. 2

Percentage scoring for the eight learning objectives

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Fig. 3

Ultrasound built into epidural simulation




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