Virtual humans have become important in the development of intelligent user
interfaces. Their role can be as
intelligent assistant and instructors or become part of the actual training
scenario as a patient.
integrates a knowledge-based system with a 3-D virtual patient. The medical students use the system to
learn decision making during cardiac emergencies.
|The use of a 3-D
patient allows full view of a patient’s internal structure.
|The work was spun
off from Badler’s work on battlefield casualties. In Badler’s system, field medics would
learn how to deal with emergency treatment.
Cavazza’s simulation differs by using a physiological model of the
|Prior to invasive
action, the trainee can also see the patient’s appearance and read-outs that
would appear on a hospital’s heart monitor.