Augmented reality training in basic life support with the help of smart glasses. A pilot study

Silvia Aranda-García, Martín Otero-Agra, Felipe Fernández-Méndez, Ernesto Herrera-Pedroviejo, Marc Darné, Roberto Barcala-Furelos, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez

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Introduction: Laypeople should be trained in basic life support and traditional and innovative methodologies may help to obtain this goal. However, there is a knowledge gap about the ideal basic life support training methods. Smart glasses could have a role facilitating laypeople learning of basic life support. Aim: To analyze the potential impact on basic life support learning of a very brief training supported by smart glasses video communication. Methods: Twelve laypeople were basic life support tele-trained by means of smart glasses by an instructor in this pilot study. During training (assisted trough smart glasses) and after the training (unassisted) participants’ performance and quality of basic life support and automated external defibrillation procedure were assessed on a standardized simulated scenario. Results: After the training all participants were able to deliver good quality basic life support, with results comparable to those obtained when real time remotely guided by the instructor through the smart glasses. Mean chest compression rate was significantly higher when not guided (113 /min vs. 103 /min, p = 0.001). When not assisted, the participants spent less time delivering the sequential basic life support steps than when assisted while training. Conclusions: A very brief remote training supported by instructor and smart glasses seems to be an effective educational method that could facilitate basic life support learning by laypeople. This technology could be considered in cases where instructors are not locally available or in general in remote areas, providing basic internet connection is available. Smart glasses could also be useful for laypeople rolling-refreshers.

Idioma originalAnglès
Número d’article100391
Nombre de pàgines8
RevistaResuscitation Plus
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de juny 2023


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