Health & Care
The Medical Sector has been one of the early adopters of virtual worlds and chatbot technology. Quite apart from the surgery specific work being done with medical simulations, virtual worlds are now being used as hosts for both ward and patient level simulations. In an immersive environment we can create a more immersive environment and a far more non-linear, and hence realistic, simulation. We can also support multiple patients (and of course multiple students).
Another aspect is the ability of virtual worlds to support eDrama. This lets us create scenarios which can be acted out by automated avatars in front of students (who can actually move in and around the action), or where the students engage in direct dialogue with the avatars – who can play patients, managers or colleagues.
Virtual worlds can create environments where learning is almost a natural activity. By creating interesting visual space filled with audio, video, animation and information, users can wander at will and learn about health issues with little of the formality which typically comes with web based equivalents. The workings of the human body can be represented at any scale, from cells to complete skeletons, and users can explore them in their own way.
- St George’s University Hospital – London
- NHS Bereavement Training
- Nursing Care Home
- Hanover Housing
- UWE Nursing Patient Transfer trainer
- University of Leicester – Genetic Screening
If you think that virtual worlds could help you deliver better health and care services, either to professionals or end-users then we’d be more than happy to meet you. Please give us a call.