Exploring Dimensionality Reduction Effects in Mixed Reality for Analyzing Tinnitus Patient Data

Hoppenstedt, Burkhard and Reichert, Manfred and Schneider, Christian and Kammerer, Klaus and Schlee, Winfried and Probst, Thomas and Langguth, Berthold and Pryss, Rüdiger (2018) Exploring Dimensionality Reduction Effects in Mixed Reality for Analyzing Tinnitus Patient Data. In: 4th Int'l Conference of the Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education (VARE 2018), 17 - 19 September 2018, Budapest, Hungary.

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In the context of big data analytics, gaining insights into high-dimensional data sets can be properly achieved, inter alia, by the use of visual analytics. Current developments in the field of immersive analytics, mainly driven by the improvements of smart glasses and virtual reality headsets, are one enabler to enhance user-friendly and interactive ways for data analytics. Along this trend, more and more fields in the medical domain crave for this type of technology to analyze medical data in a new way. In this work, a mixed-reality prototype is presented that shall help tinnitus researchers and clinicians to analyze patient data more efficiently. In particular, the prototype simplifies the analysis on a high-dimensional real-world tinnitus patient data set by the use of dimensionality reduction effects. The latter is represented by resulting clusters, which are identified through the density of particles, while information loss is denoted as the remaining covered variance. Technically, the graphical interface of the prototype includes a correlation coefficient graph, a plot for the information loss, and a 3D particle system. Furthermore, the prototype provides a voice recognition feature to select or deselect relevant data variables by its users. Moreover, based on a machine learning library, the prototype aims at reducing the computational resources on the used smart glasses. Finally, in practical sessions, we demonstrated the prototype to clinicians and they reported that such a tool may be very helpful to analyze patient data on one hand. On the other, such system is welcome to educate unexperienced clinicians in a better way. Altogether, the presented tool may constitute a promising direction for the medical as well as other domains.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:DBIS Research > Publications
ID Code:1676
Deposited By: Herr Burkhard Hoppenstedt
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