Extended Reality Is Underutilized in Medical Device Training: A Descriptive Literature Review

Minna Laukkavirta, Krista Tarkkala, Marjo Tienari, Tuija S. Ikonen

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This descriptive review provides a synthesis of existing literature about the use of extended reality (XR) including virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology solutions for competence assurance, training and orientation regarding digital skills and medical device training. From the literature, only few original studies were recognized with a study question or aim to assess medical device training as the target of virtual training modalities. XR methods could provide potential useful solutions to improve medical device competence. Based on the literature, it was evident that further studies are required to research the possibilities of XR technologies to improve medical device training.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCaring is Sharing - Exploiting the Value in Data for Health and Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of MIE 2023
EditorsMaria Hägglund, Madeleine Blusi, Stefano Bonacina, Lina Nilsson, Inge Cort Madsen, Sylvia Pelayo, Anne Moen, Arriel Benis, Lars Lindsköld, Parisis Gallos
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-389-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-388-1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventMedical Informatics Europe - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 22 May 202325 May 2023
Conference number: 33rd

Publication series

NameStudies in health technology and informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630


ConferenceMedical Informatics Europe
Abbreviated titleMIE


  • augmented reality
  • Medical device
  • patient safety
  • virtual reality

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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