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We are a dedicated team of developers and researchers with the mission to improve the health of individuals through novel technology including games, virtual reality, and role-playing simulations. We welcome input from the full range of stakeholders to create a customer experience with the broadest applicability to improving health outcomes.
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VR simulations allow for immersive experiential learning and simulation-based challenges. Learners practice interviewing, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment skills with a virtual patient in the simulation environment. Changes in skills and learner behavior occur during the simulation or via contemplation during a debriefing. A balanced approach, emphasizes challenge, practice, positive feedback, and encouragement. Interactive, realistic challenge enhances motivation which in turn enhances enthusiasm for learning the topic and subsequent skills mastery. Learning via VR simulations offers the following advantages over simulations using actors to play standardized patients:
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