AG Virtual Reality

Research statement

My research focusses on the development and application of virtual and mixed reality (VR/MR) simulations for medical education in emergency medicine. Furthermore, we are exploring the possibilities of therapeutical application of VR in the clinical acute emergency setting. I am co-leading the VISL (virtual inselspital simulation lab) with Prof. Dr. T.C. Sauter, where we collaborate with different national and international partners in developing VR/MR simulations in emergency medicine, including projects on MR training for medical first responders, and VR training for emergency medicine for medical students.

Five selected, recent publications

* equal contribution / shared authorship

Tanja Birrenbach, Josua Zbinden, George Papagiannakis, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Martin Müller, Wolf E Hautz, Thomas Christian Sauter (2021). Effectiveness and Utility of Virtual Reality Simulation as an Educational Tool for Safe Performance of COVID-19 Diagnostics: Prospective, Randomized Pilot Trial. JMIR Serious Games 2021;9(4):e29586).

Müller, Martin; Schechter, Clyde B.; Hautz, Wolf E.; Sauter, Thomas C.; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis K.; Stock, Stephanie*; Birrenbach, Tanja* (2021). The development and validation of a resource consumption score of an emergency department consultation. PLoS ONE, 16(2), e0247244. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0247244

Hautz, Wolf E; Sauter, Thomas C; Hautz, Stephanie C; Kämmer, Juliane E; Schauber, Stefan K; Birrenbach, Tanja; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis K; Stock, Stephanie; Müller, Martin (2020). What determines diagnostic resource consumption in emergency medicine: patients, physicians or context? Emergency medicine journal, 37(9), S. 546-551. BMJ Publishing Group 10.1136/emermed-2019-209022

Hautz, W. E., Kämmer, J. E., Hautz, S. C., Sauter, T. C., Zwaan, L., Exadaktylos, A. K., Birrenbach, T., Maier, V. Müller, M., & Schauber, S. (2019). Diagnostic error increases mortality and length of hospital stay in patients presenting through the emergency room. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 27:54.

Sauter, Thomas; Capaldo, Giuliana; Hoffmann, Michèle; Birrenbach, Tanja; Hautz, Stefanie C.; Kämmer, Juliana E; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis; Hautz, Wolf (2018). Non-specific complaints at emergency department presentation result in unclear diagnoses and lengthened hospitalization: a prospective observational study. Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine, 26(1), S. 60. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13049-018-0526-x


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