Eating Disorder (Dutch)
Vinger of muis
Increasing empathy with virtual reality
- Understanding & empathy
- Behavioral change
- Years of experience with VR
“The constant inner battle was terrible. No matter how hungry I was, I had to focus on my own strict schedule. Deep inside I knew everyone was willing to help me, but since they didn’t fully understand my thoughts they often didn’t know what I really needed.”- Sarah, who is recovering from an eating disorder.
A 360 degrees video, combined with a VR headset is effective in giving more understanding about dementia and eating disorders. “I wish we watched this video earlier, so we could understand it more quickly and get faster into action. Find help and stop the inner fight” says Sarah’s father.
You could immediately see the (emotional) effect of Virtual Reality when the parents, therapists and (ex)-patients experienced the feeling of the patient. There were many emotional, empathic reactions and that is exactly the behavior we like to appeal.