Award Date: 2017
Project Lead(s): Lisa Sokoloff, Manager Training & Simulation
Project Title: Virtual Reality (VR) Dementia Simulation
By improving caregiver empathy and understanding through virtual reality, we can improve healthcare provider and layperson care provision for people with dementia. For this VR proof of concept, the project team is focusing on developing 360-degree videos to trial with formal and informal caregivers. The goal is to determine if the use of VR simulation will increase caregiver awareness, understanding and empathy levels by entering the life of someone with dementia.