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CareGiVR: Building Self-Efficacy in Dementia Care Through Immersive Education

Research Theme
Business and Technology
Lead Researcher
Mike McCready
Duration of Project
eXtended Reality Health Economic Acceleration and Development (xR HEAD) Program 
Deb Bardock, Red Iron Labs
Project Description

Lethbridge College's Spatial Technologies Applied Research and Training (START) initiative and Red Iron Labs have partnered to develop an immersive VR training platform for caregivers working with clients with dementia. Using motion and facial capture technologies, the platform will allow caregivers to interact with virtual clients and practice communication skills in a variety of highly realistic scenarios.