Social virtual reality (VR) invites multiple users to interact in a shared immersive environment, which can be potentially useful for remote personalized healthcare. This demo presents a social VR clinic that allows patients to consult a nurse represented as a virtual avatar. It offers a "walk-in" virtual surgery room, enables patients to interact with animated virtual 3D artifacts, and train the patient to use an injection tool wearing a pair of mechanical VR gloves that provide haptic feedback (SenseGlove). The demo shows the potential of social VR as a new tool to help patients receive remote personalized medical care.

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IBM Research, Shanghai, China
ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences,
Distributed and Interactive Systems

Xue, X, Li, J, Chen, G, & César Garcia, P.S. (2020). A social VR clinic for knee arthritis patients with haptics. In Adjunct Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences (ACM IMX 2020).