Title

Comparing Virtual Reality Telepresence and Traditional Simulation Methods: A Pilot Study

Publication Date

3-1-2020

Document Type

Article

Department

Nursing; Computer Engineering

Publication Title

Nursing Education Perspectives

Volume

41

Issue

2

DOI

10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000496

First Page

119

Last Page

121

Abstract

Virtual reality (VR) could enable clinical simulation centers to reach the teaching capacity of traditional hospital practica. This study quantitatively tests VR telepresence against two traditional simulation learning methods using a within-subject design and the Presence Questionnaire. Eight nursing students were randomly assigned and rotated through simulation participation, VR observation, and television observation conditions, completing a questionnaire after each condition. Each condition had a significant effect on presence. Simulation participation yielded the highest perceived presence, followed by VR, and lastly by television observation. This pilot study probed for effect and feedback that will inform a larger experiment.

Keywords

Clinical Simulation, Google Cardboard, Telepresence, Virtual Reality

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