The Use of Augmented Reality Technology in Medical Specimen Museum Tours
Augmented reality (AR) is increasingly being viewed as a tool that can enhance the learning experience for medical, nursing, and paramedical students. But can AR really replace in-house specimens?
In this article in the Anatomical Sciences Education journal, a team of researchers using a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science conducted a pilot survey of three AR systems used for tours in medical specimen museums to examine their usability and effectiveness.
The team from the University of Yamanashi was enthusiastic in its findings. “AR‐based systems not only can be effective tools for exhibition descriptions but can also contribute to enhancing students’ motivation for learning. The application of the AR technology within the anatomical museum may even provide a paradigm shift that could be expanded throughout the world, with AR‐based systems shaping the future of anatomical exhibitions.” Read the article in Anatomical Sciences Education.