Application of Virtual Reality Technology in Medical Education

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 269)


Medicine is a special discipline. The bottleneck of its teaching and learning lies in the difficulty of expressing many abstract teaching contents and obtaining many practical teaching contents and emotional experience in the course of teaching. The virtual reality technology is a new type of information technology. The VR technology have exerted increasingly important influence on the medical field due to its unique criticality, interactivity, imagination, and close combination with modern medicine. This article introduced the concept, characteristics, classification and the system of virtual reality (VR) technology, and discussed the application and significance of VR in medical education, as well as the trend and challenges for VR in medical education, to provide theoretical basis for the integration of VR teaching and traditional medical education.


Virtual reality technology Medicine Education Progress 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Health Science and NursingWuhan Polytechnic UniversityWuhanChina

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