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Behavioral change

WHAT IF VIRTUAL REALITY CAN BE USED TO INSTIGATE BEHAVIORAL CHANGE?

It’s hard to predict how someone feels on the inside. You are able to see the actions of the person, but his or her thoughts can not be read. Virtual Reality can be applied for all kinds of behavioral change, with which understanding and empathy can be achieved.

A 360 degrees video, combined with a VR headset is effective in giving more understanding of people with dementia or an eating disorder. That’s why we have utilized Virtual Reality. We gave parents and therapists the opportunity to experience the feeling of someone with dementia or an eating disorder. You could immediately see the (emotional) effect of Virtual Reality. Empathy training can be used in different disciplines and offers many possibilities.

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Increasing empathy with virtual reality

  • Understanding & empathy
  • Behavioral change
  • Years of experience with VR

Inner battle

“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.

Empathy

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.

  • Virtual Reality
  • Empathy
  • Inner battle