Embodied Labs Application Use Cases

Using Virtual Reality in Soft-Skills Training for Healthcare Providers


 
 
 

Problems

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

Mission

To create a platform of curated content for soft-skills training in healthcare.

Vision

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

Hypothesis

Healthcare providers and caregivers will provide better care after embodying their patient, leading to greater patient satisfaction and outcomes.
 

 
Lab Expertise
Each of our labs are created by an interdisciplinary team with expertise in the following fields:

Biomedical Visualization

Medical Education

Cinematic Arts

Computer Science

Information & Learning Sciences

Communication

Biomedical & Health Informatics

Curriculum & Instruction

Educational Technology

 

 

Embodied Learning FrameworkTM

Each lab on the Embodied Labs platform leads the learner through the Embodied Learning FrameworkTM, which has three stages:


PREPARE

Discover what you need to know before embodying a patient in virtual reality

EMBODY

Embody the patient and their experiences in virtual reality

REFLECT

Internalize what you have learned and how your perspective has changed
 
 

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