Practicing nursing care in a virtual world

NursesOculus Rift, a gaming headset, can help teach nurses how to communicate better, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found.While Facebook wants to make the world’s best online games using the Oculus Rift headset, researchers at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) are using the same set-up to help teach nurses how to communicate better.The Oculus Rift headset gives your body and your mind the powerful experience of being in a virtual world. Your body feels confused, the signals that your brain gets from your eyes don’t quite match with what the rest of your body is experiencing. Your heart rate jumps, and you might even feel nauseated. But many are intrigued – and consumed by the experience.”Forget Google glass. Now it’s Oculus Rift that’s big. Especially if you want to immerse yourself in another reality,” says Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, an associate professor in NTNU’s Programme for Learning with ICT.

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