University students across a variety of disciplines have created an interactive cinema experience to help future geriatricians understand and empathize with elderly patients. Based on “We Are Alfred,” a case study created by UIC biomedical visualization student Carrie Shaw, the virtual reality experience enables students to ‘become’ a 74-year-old patient named Alfred. The technology combines headphones and an Oculus Rift headset equipped with a Leap Motion device to provide a 360-degree virtual reality experience. Through Alfred’s eyes in a live-action story of six real-life scenes, users experience the patient’s audiovisual impairments once misdiagnosed for cognitive ones. The Alfred project is considered to be on the forefront of developing experiential products to improve the field of geriatrics.
Virtual Reality Enables Students to Transform into a 74-Year-Old Patient
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