Published on in Vol 9, No 4 (2021): Oct-Dec

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/29586, first published .
Effectiveness and Utility of Virtual Reality Simulation as an Educational Tool for Safe Performance of COVID-19 Diagnostics: Prospective, Randomized Pilot Trial

Effectiveness and Utility of Virtual Reality Simulation as an Educational Tool for Safe Performance of COVID-19 Diagnostics: Prospective, Randomized Pilot Trial

Effectiveness and Utility of Virtual Reality Simulation as an Educational Tool for Safe Performance of COVID-19 Diagnostics: Prospective, Randomized Pilot Trial

Tanja Birrenbach   1, 2 , MME, MD ;   Josua Zbinden   1 ;   George Papagiannakis   3, 4, 5 , PhD ;   Aristomenis K Exadaktylos   1 , MD, PhD ;   Martin Müller   1 , MD, PhD ;   Wolf E Hautz   1 , MME, MD ;   Thomas Christian Sauter   1 , MME, MD

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland

2 Centre for Health Sciences Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

3 Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas, Heraklion, Greece

4 Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

5 ORamaVR SA, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author:

  • Tanja Birrenbach, MME, MD
  • Department of Emergency Medicine, Inselspital
  • University Hospital Bern
  • Freiburgstrasse 16C
  • Bern, 3010
  • Switzerland
  • Phone: 41 31-6322111
  • Email: tanja.birrenbach@insel.ch