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Effectiveness of AR goggles in training medical students

LTC Kenneth Wilson and colleagues conducted a study to evaluate the effectiveness of AR goggles in training medical students the correct procedure for treating a tension pneumothorax in a pre-hospital setting. They found that the AR goggles helped participants conduct the needle decompression more accurately than a group of students who had to recall the procedure from the lecture. 

Wilson, K. L., Doswell, J. T., Fashola, O. S., Debeatham, W., Darko, N., … , Weaver, W. L. (2013). Using augmented reality as a clinical support tool to assist combat medics in the treatment of tension pneumothoraces. Military Medicine, 178, 981-985.