Embodied Labs Application Use Cases
Using Virtual Reality in Soft-Skills Training for Healthcare Providers
LACK OF SOFT-SKILLS TRAINING
Healthcare trainers and trainees need quality soft-skills training such as empathy, perspective-taking, communication, and understanding.
NEED FOR SKILLED HEALTHCARE WORKERS
The world is in dire need of skilled healthcare professionals as the popultation ages and there is increased access to healthcare.
Solutions with VR Simulation
VR TECHNOLOGY IS READY
VR technology is now mature enough to deliver highly realistic simulations, with the ability to enhance healthcare education and training.
VR IS A NOVEL LEARNING TOOL
Simulation is the ultimate active learning environment, using the mind and the body. Being engaged in an immersive world makes it nearly impossible for outside distractions to detract from the learning.
VR MAY INCREASE EMPATHY AND AUTHENTIC PERSPECTIVE-TAKING
Simulation allows the learner to “get inside a person’s head” by transporting the learner into an immersive environment that looks, feels, and sounds like the world of the person whom they are embodying.
VR MEANS EMBODIED LEARNING IN ACTION
Learning in VR from the 1st person perspective supports the theory of embodied learning which posits that the body is as integral as the mind when it comes to deep and effective learning.
VR MAY DECREASE HARMFUL STEREOTYPING
Embodying a patient in VR has been shown to drastically change both provider and trainee knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes about vulnerable patient populations.
VR EMPHASIZES 21st CENTURY SKILLS
Empathy, communication, teamwork, technology, literacy, and community are all 21st century career-ready practices and skills needed by any worker in the healthcare instry from CNAs to nurses to doctors.
Embodied Labs' Embodied Patient Experiences Labs
Our VR Solution to Soft-Skills Training
To create a platform of curated content for soft-skills training in healthcare.
To redefine the way that healthcare providers, trainees, and care partners learn about disease, illness and pathologies, particularly with respect to the experience of vulnerable populations
Healthcare providers and caregivers will provide better care after embodying their patient, leading to greater patient satisfaction and outcomes.
Each of our labs are created by an interdisciplinary team with expertise in the following fields:
Information & Learning Sciences
Biomedical & Health Informatics
Curriculum & Instruction