Fostering a Co-creation Process for the Development of an Extended Reality Healthcare Education Resource

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Abstract. The aim of this research is to create an immersive healthcare education resource using an extended reality (XR) platform. This platform lever-ages an existing software product, incorporating virtual patients with conversational capabilities driven by artificial intelligence (AI). The initial stage produced an early prototype focused on assessing an elderly virtual patient experiencing frailty. This scenario encompasses the hospital admission to post-discharge care at home, involving various healthcare professionals such as paramedics, emergency clinicians, diagnostic radiographers, geriatricians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, operating department practitioners, dietitians, and social workers. The plan moving forward is to refine and expand this prototype through a co-creation with diverse stakeholders. The refinement process will include the introduction of updated scripts into the standard AI model. Furthermore, these scripts will be tested against a new hybrid model that combines generative AI. Ultimately, this resource will be co-designed to create a learning activity tailored for occupational therapy and physiotherapy students. This activity will undergo testing with a cohort of students, and the outcomes of this research are expected to inform the future development of interprofessional virtual simulated placements (VSPs). These placements will complement traditional clinical learning experiences, offering students an immersive environment to enhance their skills and knowledge in the healthcare field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Mobile Communication & Artificial Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 15th IMCL Conference – Volume 2
EditorsMichael E. Auer, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-56075-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-56074-3
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Mar 2024
Event15th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning: Smart Mobile Communication & Artificial Intelligence - Porto Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 9 Nov 202310 Nov 2023
Conference number: 1211

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3389
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3370


Conference15th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning
Abbreviated titleIMCL2023
Internet address


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Healthcare Education
  • Extended reality


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