Embodied Labs Brings Immersive Training Online for Greater Flexibility, Ease of Use

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, JUNE 23, 2021 – Embodied Labs, the leader in immersive training for healthier aging, is bringing greater accessibility and flexibility to its award-winning immersive experiences with the introduction of Embodied Labs Online.

Team members can access the full content library both in-person and remotely, enabling organizations to train larger groups without a headset, facilitator or special hardware. And, the browser-based platform can be used along with the VR-headset format to provide the immersive experience that best suits the organization’s needs.

“Embodied Labs was founded on a commitment to excellence in care,” says Carrie Shaw, founder and CEO. “Our vision is to create an understanding of the perspectives and conditions of other people through the insights gained via immersive training. By expanding our technology offering to an online platform we are able to reach more people with our immersive experiences, building that bridge to understanding more effectively and empowering more humanistic care.”

Embodied Labs Online features a simple set-up, requiring only the sharing of a link with the learner, who can use their own device, controlling the experience with a mouse instead of a headset, and participate on their own schedule. The only requirement is a web browser. Remote or in-person groups can participate on their own or together, with real-time discussion and facilitation or shared with individuals to experience on their own. 

“A key objective in creating Embodied Labs Online is to support customers in reaching learners where they are,” adds Shaw. “The training needs that the pandemic brought to the forefront underscored our commitment to providing a range of immersive solutions so organizations can select the technology that best fits their needs.”

This is being reflected in the experiences of early users. “I know my colleagues working with the social work students are happy that the online format makes it a lot easier to do the labs remotely,” said Patrick Lyons, Head Innovation Librarian, Temple University, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library. “It’s a smoother experience overall for the classes.”

The impact of immersive training has been evidenced in research, with 75% higher retention of information and 275% greater confidence in performing the job. (PwC, 2020) Feedback from Embodied Labs usage reflects these trends:

  • 50% of learners who completed training with the Alzheimer’s Disease lab cited a better understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease affects many parts of the body and brain, not just memory;
  • 40% had greater confidence in their ability to provide care for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease;
  • 52% of learners using the social isolation lab were more confident in their ability to identify social isolation factors for older adults, with 40%  better able to take personal action to reduce social isolation in this group;
  • 85% of learners gained a better understanding of the perspective of older adults living with hearing and / or vision loss; and
  • 49% less likely to use ageist or stereotypical terminology when talking about older adults.

Embodied Labs Online will be available beginning June 23, 2021.

About Embodied Labs

Embodied Labs is the leader in immersive training for healthier aging. Through immersive experiences, those providing care can embody the perspectives and conditions of other people, gaining an understanding that can’t be achieved with traditional training tools. These insights empower more effective, empathetic care for patients, customers and family members. In use by a range of organizations in senior living, home care, government, academia and corporations, the training labs include: The Frank Lab (social isolation);  The Beatriz Lab (Alzheimer’s Disease); The Alfred Lab (Macular Degeneration and High Frequency Hearing Loss); The Clay Lab (End of Life Conversations); The Dima Lab (Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease) and The Eden Lab (Trans Health & LGBT Aging). Embodied Labs is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please visit: www.embodiedlabs.com.

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