About Us

      Embodied Labs is the immersive training platform for companies committed to providing excellent care and service.

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      Pioneers in the use of VR for Healthcare Training

      We believe that VR experiences can enable those providing care to embody the perspectives and conditions of other people, gaining an understanding they can’t get from traditional training tools. These insights empower our users to provide more effective care.


      The Embodied Labs Story

      After her mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, Carrie Shaw struggled to explain to caregivers the exact nature of her mother’s visual impairment. Carrie modified a pair of glasses to simulate the impairment for the caregivers. Immediately, they understood what her mom was experiencing.

      Carrie understood the broader application that tools like this could have in helping bridge the gap between experience and understanding that exists between caretakers and those they serve. Carrie saw virtual reality as another powerful tool that could cultivate understanding and empathy within those who care for people facing all types of conditions. Embodied Labs was founded to build that tool, and to redefine what it means to care for others.


      Our Leadership Team and Advisors

      Our team brings together a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives. We are educators, scientists, and technologists who are passionate about empowering caregivers and improving the quality of care provided to older adults.

      Meet Our Team

      Our values


      Actionable Empathy

      We help people discover and understand another’s lived experience.

      Through the unique value of shared immersive experiences, we involve all the senses to educate and lead people on a path of self-discovery that leads to insights regarding aging and empathetic caregiving.

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      By authentically representing diverse lived experiences, we can uniquely advocate for vulnerable and under-seen populations. 

      From the technology, and content we create to the partners we align with, our focus is to create tools that empower us all to live and age in a way that supports a rich and meaningful life.  

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      We create experiences with integrity, honesty, research, and validation.

      From the experiences we create to how we run the company - the way we support our customers, communicate with the public, and care for each other as humans, integrity guides our choices and behaviors. 



      We are ambitious risk-takers who show the world what is possible. 

      We start with something that is hard to transfer - another’s lived experience, and then we build innovative technology around it in partnership with the groups we represent and the communities and partners who serve them. 


      Shaping the future

      We actively work to shift and mold the way society and the healthcare system view aging and caregiving.

      We are passionate about creating a world that we ourselves want to age into.


      Embodied Labs at a glance

      10 000 +
      # of users trained
      3 years +
      Average Tenure
      Actionable Empathy


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      85+ organizations committed to care excellence

      Awards & Recognition

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