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Tele-mentoring using augmented reality technology in healthcare: A systematic review


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Bui, DT, Barnett, T ORCID: 0000-0002-1376-6414, Hoang, H ORCID: 0000-0001-5116-9947 and Chinthammit, W ORCID: 0000-0001-8319-3589 2021 , 'Tele-mentoring using augmented reality technology in healthcare: A systematic review' , Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, vol. 37, no. 4 , pp. 81-101 , doi: 10.14742/ajet.6243.

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This systematic review aimed to identify how tele-mentoring systems that incorporateaugmented reality (AR) technology are being used in healthcare environments. A total of 12electronic bibliographic databases were searched using the terms “augmented reality”, “telementoring” and “health”. The PRISMA checklist was used as a guide for reporting. Themixed method appraisal tool was used to assess the quality of the included experiments. Thedata were then analysed using a concept-centric approach and categorised primarily withregards to system performance and task performance measures. A total of 11 randomisedcontrolled trials and 14 non-randomised designs were included for review. Both mentees andmentors assessed the system and task performance according to 25 categories. The feedbackof mentees using AR tele-mentoring systems was generally positive. The majority ofexperiments revealed that the AR system was an effective tele-mentoring device overall andresulted in the effective performance of a procedure. Benefits included improvements intrainees’ confidence, task completion time and reductions in task errors and shifts in focus.However, the systems had limitations, including heaviness of the equipment, inconvenience,discomfort and distraction of wearing devices, limited battery life, the latency of video andaudio signals and limited field of view.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bui, DT and Barnett, T and Hoang, H and Chinthammit, W
Keywords: augmented reality (AR), mentoring, tele-mentoring, health professional education,
Journal or Publication Title: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
Publisher: A S C I L I T E
ISSN: 1449-5554
DOI / ID Number: 10.14742/ajet.6243
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