Does virtual haptic dissection improve student learning? A multi-year comparative study

Caroline Erolin (Lead / Corresponding author), Clare Lamb, Roger Soames, Caroline Wilkinson

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Abstract

This study investigated the haptic ‘dissection’ of a digital model of the hand and wrist in anatomy education at both undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) levels. The study ran over five successive years and was split into three discreet phases. Phase one compared the results of PG students across control, non-haptic and haptic groups. Phase two compared the results of UG students between control and haptic groups. Phase three compared the results of UG students across control, non-haptic and haptic groups. Results for all phases indicate that use of the model, both through haptic and non-haptic interfaces produced some significantly improved test results. The non-haptic group performing the strongest overall indicating that the addition of haptic feedback may not be beneficial to student learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22
EditorsJames D. Westwood, Susan W. Westwood, Li Fellander-Tsai, Cali M. Fidopiastis, Alan Liu, Steven Senger, Kirby G. Vosburgh
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Pages110-117
Number of pages8
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996255
ISBN (Print)9781614996248
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Volume220

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Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • dissection
  • haptic
  • virtual
  • 3D visualization

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Erolin, C., Lamb, C., Soames, R., & Wilkinson, C. (2016). Does virtual haptic dissection improve student learning? A multi-year comparative study. In J. D. Westwood, S. W. Westwood, L. Fellander-Tsai, C. M. Fidopiastis, A. Liu, S. Senger, & K. G. Vosburgh (Eds.), Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 22 (1st ed., pp. 110-117). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 220). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-625-5-110