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Reducing anxiety for dental visits

Jones, Kathryn Elizabeth, Loizides, Fernando, Eslambolchilar, Parisa, Johnson, Ilona, Bhatia, Shannu, Crawford, Owen, Beirne, McClaine, Chand, Raj, Vuilleumier, Laura and Araneta, Idunah 2019. Reducing anxiety for dental visits. Presented at: 17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Paphos, Greece, 2-6 September 2019. Published in: Lamas, David, Loizides, Fernando, Nacke, Lennart, Petrie, Helen, Winckler, Marco and Zaphiris, Panayiotis eds. Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019: 17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Paphos, Cyprus, September 2–6, 2019, Proceedings, Part IV. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Springer, pp. 659-663. 10.1007/978-3-030-29390-1_57

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This work addresses children’s (under 6 years of age) fear and apprehension to visit dental clinics. We present a bespoke interactive Virtual Reality reproduction of the physical dental clinic, augmented with virtual characters and enriched with gamification style information for a richer user experience. The experience allows the user to navigate and familiarise themselves with the location and the procedures they will undertake before visiting the clinic. The experience is now being piloted at the Dental Public Health at the University Hospital of Wales.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: Springer
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 September 2019
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2021 02:25

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