Augmented Reality for Health and Safety Training Program Among Healthcare Workers: An Attempt at a Critical Review of the Literature

  • Anna Rita Corvino
  • Elpidio Maria Garzillo
  • Paola Arena
  • Arcangelo Cioffi
  • Maria Grazia Lourdes Monaco
  • Monica Lamberti
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)


The aim of this research is to summarize the current knowledge regarding the application of augmented reality in occupational safety training programs, particularly in the healthcare sector. Three databases (PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science) were searched for articles published between 1992 and 2017 on health and safety training for healthcare professionals, with particular attention to the use of augmented reality; for this purpose, a search string was created. Augmented reality represents a great opportunity in the training of health workers, being able to implement the workers’ knowledge and perception of the risks. It is therefore important to have a multidisciplinary approach that manages the opportunities and risks of these new tools in a well-defined framework, increasingly taking advantage of the former and reducing the latter, to guide health care workers in adopting correct and safe behaviours that favour the reduction of injuries and occupational diseases.


Augmented reality Healthcare workers training Risk perception 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Rita Corvino
    • 1
  • Elpidio Maria Garzillo
    • 1
  • Paola Arena
    • 1
  • Arcangelo Cioffi
    • 1
  • Maria Grazia Lourdes Monaco
    • 2
  • Monica Lamberti
    • 1
  1. 1.Experimental Medicine DepartmentUniversity of Campania L. VanvitelliNaplesItaly
  2. 2.University Hospital of VeronaVeronaItaly

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