It’s not the first time we mention here one of the most fundamental role of VR for healthcare people: the possibility to train to meet patient. As explain in this article, benefits are truly measurable. Of course, every meeting is unique, every people is different but today it’s possible to find applications where virtual people react to trainee speech and behaviour. You can test your speech, adapt it and be more “prepared” to the real world.
By putting on the VR headset, students can see virtual patients, look at their symptoms, and ask questions (and get replies). The scenarios the students play through adapt to the decisions they take, with the patient getting better or worse accordingly. It’s not the same as in-person training, but it gives learners a flavour of managing patients on the wards.