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King Campus gets a dose of virtual reality
Jan. 16, 2020

Trixia Kay Santos knows what it is like to have dementia. The third-year Nursing student at King Campus has stumbled around in a marketplace and lost her way. She has felt the overwhelming fear, confusion and panic. These experiences are real even if it is a walk through dementia in virtual reality (VR).

“We have textbooks and simulation labs in our program, but putting on the VR goggles and experiencing something first-hand from someone else’s perspective provides an in-depth understanding of what we are studying. The VR experience nurtures empathy,” Ms. Santos said.

VR experiences such as Ms. Santos’s — being placed in the middle of pre-recorded scenarios faced by dementia patients — are successfully being integrated into many programs at Seneca.

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