Recently, the use of digital education such as three-dimensional virtual reality (3D VR) technology has become a promising system to aid learning and training in learning anatomy. In the medical sciences, it is important to understand the main concepts of anatomy before interacting with or performing procedures on patients. This technology helps the user to enhance their learning experience, as well as improving immersion, concentration, interest, enjoyment, and knowledge. While there are numerous articles on specific applications of VR in medicine, there are only a small number of systematic works currently exists on how researchers have applied the VR, especially in studies of anatomy. This study presents a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on the use of VR and the type of VR technologies used in anatomy education. It is based on articles published on PubMed digital libraries from 1999 to 2020 and aims to describe the landscape and trajectory of development for the use of VR technology in anatomy education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2020
EditorsKenny Lischer, Sugeng Supriadi, Siti Fauziyah Rahman, Yudan Whulanza
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440869
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2021
Event5th International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2020 - Depok, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 28 Jul 202029 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference5th International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2020
CityDepok, Virtual


  • 3D virtual reality
  • anatomy
  • education
  • systematic literature review
  • virtual dissection


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