International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering
Published by Chaoyang University of Technology

Tzu-Chuen Lu1*, Wei-Ying Li1, Ming-Rong You1, Clayton Chi-Chang Chen2, 4, Jyh-Wen Chai3, 4, Yi-Ying Wu4, 5

1 Department of Information Management, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan
2 Department of Medical Education & Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital Taichung, Taiwan
3 Department of Industrial Engineering and Enterprise Information, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan
4 College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
5 Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chunghsing University, Taichung, Taiwan


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This study proposes a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) virtual reality system and uses a pulse oximeter measuring device to reduce patient’s anxiety. The research investigates the radiation of the patient’s heart rate when using the virtual reality system and degree of the individual’s perception of anxiety. In the end, a questionnaire survey is conducted to understand the patient’s views of this system.
This study uses Beckett Anxiety Scale to measure the degree of patient’s anxiety. The experimental results show that the patient’s anxiety level decreased from moderate anxiety to mild anxiety and the performance of heartbeat rate is very different between before and after using VR system. According to the results of the questionnaire, how easy the system is will affect the willing of the patient to use the system. Besides, the opinion of others will affect the patient’s feeling of the useful of the system.

Keywords: Virtual reality, Anxiety testing, Anxiety beck inventory, Health education.

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Received: 2020-11-01
Revised: 2021-06-03
Accepted: 2021-06-24
Available Online: 2021-09-01

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Lu, T.-C., Li, W.-Y., You, M.-R., Chen, C.C.-C., Chai, J.-W.,  Wu, Y.-Y. 2021. MRI examination teaching system by using virtual reality (VR). International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering, 18, 2020280.

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