DESIGN RESEARCH BASED ON WEARABLE DEVICE AND AR TECHNOLOGY — A CASE STUDY OF TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH DENTAL ANXIETY
Journal: Applied Computer Letters (ACL)
Author: Rujun Cao
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This paper focuses on exploring the possibility of alleviating the common “dental anxiety” in dental treatment through wearable devices and AR technology and improving the user experience in the treatment process of patients with dental phobia in order to facilitate dentists to provide treatment and improve the efficiency of dental treatment. Through literature review, the direct and indirect causes of dental anxiety were sorted out, and the existing solutions to dental anxiety were summarized. According to the five aspects of user experience, the user experience factor model for dental anxiety patients was constructed. The results of the analysis showed that the use of wearable devices with AR had good compatibility with easing anxiety of user due to “the drill voice”, “scary scenes” and “unknown factors of dental treatment”. It proved that wearable and AR technology of equipment has application feasibility on easing dental anxiety. By analyzing the possibility of using wearable devices and AR technology to improve the user experience of dental anxiety patients, wearable devices and AR technology can meet the needs of relieving dental anxiety, and provide ideas and innovations for the design and development of relieving dental anxiety.