Pilot Study of Heartbeat Sensors for Data Streaming in Virtual Reality (VR) Training

Yui Yip Lau, Yuk Ming Tang (Corresponding Author), Ka Yin Chau, Ho Yan HUI

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Virtual reality (VR) training is important for medical staff nowadays especially for those who handle sharp objects. The training can be used to prevent accidents or potential injuries to them as they can happen at any moment during surgical procedures, disassembling, or disposal of sharp objects. For education and training purposes, VR simulated precautions training in hospitals, caring centres, etc. is proposed. In this article, we describe a pilot study of VR simulated training. The pilot study involves an initial experiment and data collection of a simulated VR education and training program by using the biosensors of the developed wearable device. Through the development of an immersive and 3D VR environment in the working place, the simulation is intended to provide VR training for health care employees and medical practitioners. In this pilot study,
we attempt to design and develop a wearable device for heartbeat rate data capture and collection when the trainee is undergoing VR training. Thus, the medical workers can be trained under supervision and monitoring. The developed heartbeat device can successfully collect the bio-data of the trainees during simulated training, and the accuracy of the sensors was also validated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-41
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


  • virtual reality (VR)
  • simulated training
  • healthcare
  • education
  • heartbeat sensor
  • wearable device


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