Taxonomy Development for Virtual Reality (VR) Technologies in Healthcare Sector

  • Maram Almufareh
  • Duaa Abaoud
  • Md Moniruzzaman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10844)


The paper presents a Design Science Research (DSR) project, which was conducted to develop taxonomy for Virtual Realty VR technology in healthcare. In this paper, we discuss the process involved to design a comprehensive taxonomy framework of VR technologies that classify VR tools within the healthcare industry. The framework is intended to help practitioners, researchers, and developers to agree on a common language in order to analyze the usefulness and gaps in existing VR applications in healthcare. The taxonomy guide evaluates the process of VR tools to determine where each VR device fits in the healthcare industry; identifies the uniqueness and originality of new VR devices; and recognizes the needs and gaps for further VR application development within this industry.


Design science research Virtual reality Technology Healthcare Taxonomy 



The authors wish to thank Professor Samir Chatterjee for his technical support and periodic guidance in overcoming numerous obstacles we faced during our research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Claremont Graduate UniversityClaremontUSA

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