Design and implementation of interactive virtual reality supported first aid training

Uğur S., Kuş G.


  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10494820.2024.2350641
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Applied Science & Technology Source, Communication Abstracts, Computer & Applied Sciences, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), INSPEC, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-12
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Although first aid knowledge and skills are a necessity, global studies show that there is a lack of awareness, hence the need for training that is accessible to all. This case study focuses on developing a blended learning plan for first aid training and creating interactive VR videos as a distance learning resource. An interactive video was created for VR glasses that explains the basic first aid coma position, enriched with questions. The video was uploaded to a web platform and configured for VR. Participants were randomly selected among Anadolu University staff, ranked according to their first aid knowledge scores. They gave feedback after using the application with VR glasses. For qualitative data, content analysis was performed and key concepts and themes were identified. As a result of the research, it was concluded that individuals with different demographic characteristics had a positive view of first aid learning experiences with VR, understood the steps of first aid application and gained the correct application. The developed VR video has a modular structure and can be developed with different scenarios and can be used to teach other first aid applications and different skills.