Using an AR Simulation for Hospital Spill Cleanup Training in Highly-Infectious Disease Holding Units
Greenfield, Paige A.
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This project explores the implementation of an augmented reality training simulation in a hospital cleanup environment. Specifically, the simulation teaches cleanup staff to correctly sanitize surfaces containing contaminated spills in isolation units of highly infectious disease wards. We are using Microsoft’s HoloLens, a head-mounted display unit that uses a pair of mixed reality smartglasses. We are making the simulation as immersive as possible, implementing recorded audio from hospital machinery and video of a distressed patient and nurse. We are presenting the cleanup process in steps with which the user will follow along. A talking head-style virtual instructor communicates each step to the user before they begin to complete it. By developing the simulation as a realistic recreation, we intend to better prepare cleanup staff for if/when they have to complete the task in the event of an actual contagion situation.