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Author Brewster, Stephen ♦ Glendye, Aidan ♦ Kriz, Nik
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Veterinary Student ♦ First International Workshop ♦ Virtual Environment ♦ Haptic Feedback ♦ Usability Evaluation ♦ Veterinary Education ♦ Veterinary Medicine ♦ Work Described ♦ Non-invasive Procedure ♦ Inexperienced Student ♦ Internal Examination ♦ Basic Skill ♦ Schiff Foulke ♦ Real Animal ♦ Education Purpose ♦ Haptic Model ♦ On-going Study ♦ Initial Study ♦ Major Problem
Abstract This paper reports on an initial study into the use of haptic (or touch) technology in the training of veterinary students. One major problem faced in veterinary education is that animals can be harmed by inexperienced students who are trying to learn the skills they need. The aim of the work described here is to provide haptic models to simulate internal examinations of horses so that students can learn the basic skills required on computer and then transfer to real animals with much less risk of doing them injury. This paper reports on an initial and on-going study into the use of haptic (Schiff & Foulke, 1982) technology in veterinary education. The University of Glasgow has a commitment to the implementation of non-invasive procedures for diagnostic and education purposes in Veterinary Medicine, wherever possible. As part of the
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-01-01