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HoloTeacher: Teaching CPR with HoloLens Augmented Reality

Hamraz Javaheri; Agnes Gruenerbl; Eloise Monger; Mary Gobbi; Paul Lukowicz
In: 2019 IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI). IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI-2019), May 19-22, Chicago, IL, USA, IEEE, 2019.


We investigate the suitability of Augmented-Reality for teaching of medical procedures that involve not just theoretical knowledge but also the physical execution of potentially difficult physical actions. As a specific case study, we consider training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with an Augmented-Reality (HoloLens) Teacher. The statistical evaluation shows a significant improvement in the performance of CPR of more than 35% in the effectiveness of CPR, after a short HoloLens teaching session in a group of 22 untrained persons. It also reveals the HoloTeacher to be more effective than the traditional human teaching methods.