Document Type

Reference Material

Publication Date

1-6-2017

Abstract

This list of resources was designed to complement a project funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) New England Region (NER) entitled “Empathy Learned Through an Extended Medical Education Virtual Reality Project." The project used a virtual reality (VR) experience for 1st year medical students developed by Embodied Labs. The interactive “Alfred Lab” immerses users in the story of a 74-year-old patient who has macular degeneration and hearing loss, allowing users to experience these conditions from the patient’s perspective as he interacts with his family and doctor.

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View the associated research poster: We Are Alfred: Empathy Learned Through a Medical Education Virtual Reality Project.

View the NN/LM video describing the associated project: Funded Partner Spotlight | We Are Alfred.

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