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Embodied Labs Wants to Use VR to Teach Empathy to Caregivers

 - Oct 29, 2018
References: embodiedlabs & digitaltrends
Virtual reality has the ability to transport users into countless worlds and different lives, but Embodied Labs is looking to do the opposite with its death-simulating VR experience. Based in Los Angeles, Embodied Labs is currently using cutting-edge VR technology to provide something a little more extreme than simple escapism. The developers have already created a VR experience that simulates Alzheimer's disease, and this new death-simulating VR aims to elicit the same notions of empathy.

Designed to train caregivers and medical professionals, Embodied Lab's death-simulating virtual reality experience accurately captures the visuals and sensation before passing. This includes the feeling of sensation dulling and the dimming of eyesight. The experience also deals with the emotional trauma of death, as various characters represent the user's family in the experience.