Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation Design and Digital Technology, ICIDDT 2023, November 3–5, 2023, Zhenjiang, China

Research Article

Design of a Virtual Reality-Based Professional Simulation Training System for Elderly Care

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-11-2023.2342229,
        author={Fang  Liu},
        title={Design of a Virtual Reality-Based Professional  Simulation Training System for Elderly Care},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation Design and Digital Technology, ICIDDT 2023, November 3--5, 2023, Zhenjiang, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIDDT},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={virtual reality; elderly care; simulation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-11-2023.2342229}
    }
    
  • Fang Liu
    Year: 2024
    Design of a Virtual Reality-Based Professional Simulation Training System for Elderly Care
    ICIDDT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-11-2023.2342229
Fang Liu1,*
  • 1: Shandong Xiehe University
*Contact email: 149615937@qq.com

Abstract

To address the current issues of limited practical training conditions, narrow scenarios, and a disconnect between theory and practice in elderly care professional training, this article proposes the design of an immersive virtual simulation system for elderly care training. This system adopts a three-tier architecture and utilizes virtual reality technology to create diverse nursing scenarios and interactive modes. Typical scenarios in the system include hospital wards and home care, offering mixed interactions between physical and virtual objects. The system achieves high-fidelity environmental rendering and interaction simulation using the Unity 3D engine, creating an immersive experience through devices such as head-mounted displays. Compared to traditional teaching methods, this virtual simulation system provides realistic scenarios and natural interactions, enhancing students' interest and training effectiveness. By effectively leveraging virtual reality technology, this system establishes an immersive training environment for elderly care, seamlessly integrating theoretical instruction with clinical practice, thus significantly enhancing the quality of elderly care professional training.