Virtual Out-of-Body Experience as a Potential Therapeutic Tool After Kidney Transplantation

  • Péter CsibriEmail author
  • Róbert Pantea
  • Attila Tanács
  • Alexandra Kiss
  • Gyula Sáry
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10325)


The last wave of commercially available virtual reality (VR) devices opened ways to more immersive medical applications. We present a virtual reality system that exploits the virtual out-of-body experience to assist the acknowledgment of the transplanted body organ. We give an overview of the physiological background and set goals towards the VR system. An implementation using Oculus Rift hardware is presented. We describe the applied physiological evaluation process for kidney transplantation. The studies are currently still ongoing.


Medical VR Virtual out-of-body experience Transplant adoption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Péter Csibri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Róbert Pantea
    • 2
  • Attila Tanács
    • 2
  • Alexandra Kiss
    • 1
  • Gyula Sáry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  2. 2.Institute of InformaticsUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary

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