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Systematic review on Augmented Reality in health education

Jose Ignacio Robaina Castillo ,
Jose Ignacio Robaina Castillo

Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, España.

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Introduction: Augmented Reality is an innovative and promising tool for health education, which can improve the teaching-learning process and facilitate the development of professional competencies.
Objective: to describe the findings on the applicability of AR in health education.
Method: a systematic review was carried out using the PRISMA method, based on the search in databases related to health sciences, PubMed, Science Direct and Scopus, as well as Google Scholar. The aim was to answer the question: What results has the application of AR had in health education?
Results: 15 articles that met the inclusion criteria were identified. Most of the studies were conducted in the context of medical education. The results showed that AR has a positive effect on learning, motivation, satisfaction, self-efficacy, confidence and transfer of knowledge and skills to practice. However, some limitations and challenges were also found, such as cost, availability, quality, safety and evaluation of the effectiveness of AR.
Conclusions: the use of AR in health education reveals a diverse and promising scenario, but also poses important challenges and limitations that must be overcome to exploit the full potential of these emerging technologies.

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Robaina Castillo JI. Systematic review on Augmented Reality in health education. Gamification and Augmented Reality [Internet]. 2024 Jan. 29 [cited 2024 Feb. 24];2:30. Available from:

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