HoloTeacher: Teaching CPR with HoloLens Augmented Reality

Hamraz Javaheri, Agnes Grünerbl, Eloise Monger, Mary Gobbi, Paul Lukowicz

In: 2019 IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI). IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI-2019) May 19-22 Chicago IL United States IEEE 2019.


We investigate the suitability of Augmented-Reality for teaching of medical procedures that involve not just theoretical knowledge but also the physical execution of potentially difficult physical actions. As a specific case study, we consider training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with an Augmented-Reality (HoloLens) Teacher. The statistical evaluation shows a significant improvement in the performance of CPR of more than 35% in the effectiveness of CPR, after a short HoloLens teaching session in a group of 22 untrained persons. It also reveals the HoloTeacher to be more effective than the traditional human teaching methods.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz