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A low-cost 3 projector display system for pain reduction and improved patient recovery times

Fassbender, Eric and de Souza, Paulo (2012). A low-cost 3 projector display system for pain reduction and improved patient recovery times. In: Farrell, Vivienne, Farrell, Graham, Chua, Caslon, Huang, Weidong, Vasa, Raj and Woodward, Clinton 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012, Melbourne, VIC, 26-30 November 2012.

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Author Fassbender, Eric
de Souza, Paulo
Title A low-cost 3 projector display system for pain reduction and improved patient recovery times
Conference Name 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012
Conference Location Melbourne, VIC
Conference Dates 26-30 November 2012
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012
Editor Farrell, Vivienne
Farrell, Graham
Chua, Caslon
Huang, Weidong
Vasa, Raj
Woodward, Clinton
Place of Publication New York, NY, USA
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Publication Year 2012
ISBN 9781450314381   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 130
End Page 133
Total Pages 4
Abstract Medical procedures are often associated with discomfort, pain and anxiety. Previous studies have shown that one way to reduce pain during treatment is to watch nature scenes and listen to nature sounds or escape into immersive virtual environments. This not only benefits the patients' well-being but also effectively reduces costs for governments, health care providers and patients themselves. Previous studies show that high levels of immersion into virtual environments significantly reduce pain that is experienced during medical procedures. However, large-scale immersive display systems are inherently expensive and pixel resolution and field of view in smaller and more affordable Head-Mounted Displays has increased only very slowly over the past 40 years. In this paper we consider a Low-Cost 3 Projector Display System as an alternative display method for restorative virtual environments until high quality, highly immersive Head-Mounted Displays have been developed and are available at a reasonable price.
Keyword head-mounted displays
immersive virtual environments
low-cost 3 projector display system
pain reduction
restorative virtual environments
Description for Link Link to conference proceedings
URL http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2414536&picked=prox
 
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