Explore VR avatar simulations to connect conversational and emotional responses for training human soft skills in speaking with patients, diversity, etc., and to make mistakes and explore complex conversations with others. Learners will:
• Understand how we can use simulation to teach, train, evaluate and provide feedback using VR.
• See behind the scenes on how we trigger emotional responses from VR avatars to provide instant feedback.
• Understand the importance of simulation as a “safe space” to make interpersonal connections before applying communication techniques with others.
• Understand how we are using the technology at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to prepare our future doctors on dealing with sensitive medical history gathering, information distribution, and community outreach.