Telepresence in Medical Applications

Remote Learning of Anatomical and Physiological Concepts

In this project was developed a virtual content developed inside a telepresence application. The application combines video-conference with networked virtual environment allowing an instructor and a group of students to manipulate a virtual object in a collaborative manner.

The virtual environment describes bones and muscular structures in order to support teaching of musculoskeletal concepts in a remote physiology class. The virtual environment simulates the movement of flexion and extension of the elbow and the muscular contraction. Current preliminary results show that the content developed within telepresence application can compensate for the lack of physical presence of the instructor in the classroom.


Person in charge

Christian Andrés Diaz