Virtual help for real surgery: The case of awake surgery

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Abstract

Awake surgery can be highly stressful for patients. In fact, being awake, patients could perceive that the environmental demands are taxing or exceed their adaptive abilities. We proposed the use of Virtual Reality as a functional and effective tool for a new class of clinical applications aimed at helping patients to cope with these specific stressful situations. Using coping skills that have been learnt during the virtual experience, patients can reduce their psychological stress and improve their collaboration and - in general - the outcome of the intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages13-15
Number of pages3
Volume173
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 9 2012Feb 11 2012

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period2/9/122/11/12

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Surgery
Virtual reality
Aptitude
Psychological Adaptation
Psychological Stress

Keywords

  • Awake surgery
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Virtual help for real surgery : The case of awake surgery. / Albani, Giovanni; Cipresso, Pietro; Gaggioli, Andrea; Serino, Silvia; Vigna, Cinzia; Priano, Lorenzo; Mauro, Alessandro; Franzini, Angelo; Riva, Giuseppe.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 173 2012. p. 13-15.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Albani, G, Cipresso, P, Gaggioli, A, Serino, S, Vigna, C, Priano, L, Mauro, A, Franzini, A & Riva, G 2012, Virtual help for real surgery: The case of awake surgery. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 173, pp. 13-15, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012, Newport Beach, CA, United States, 2/9/12. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-022-2-13
Albani G, Cipresso P, Gaggioli A, Serino S, Vigna C, Priano L et al. Virtual help for real surgery: The case of awake surgery. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 173. 2012. p. 13-15 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-022-2-13
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