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January 13, 2022

Leveraging the Metaverse to Prevent Burnout in Healthcare

Healthcare can be a stressful field to work in, especially in these times. Many care providers have been (and are still) pushed to their limits in this demanding industry. 👩‍⚕️

This makes us look back to the immersive stress-reducing program we worked on some time ago, in collaboration with LCI LX (previously ellicom) and Northwell Health, through which we studied the mental and physical effects of immersive experiences on the cognitive ability, motivation, and general well-being of health practitioners. The goal of this study was mainly to combat symptoms of burnout in a clinical environment using our intuitive XR software, StellarX.

As it turns out, the simple act of putting a headset on, and being able to escape to a whole other reality, proves to be a great way for workers to loosen up when the pressure reaches unbearable highs. Indeed, the mindful VR meditation program — which, might we add, won us a LTEN Excellence Award in the Innovation category, as well as a Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for Best Advance in Corporate Wellbeing Technology — generated very encouraging results in a short amount of time.

First, a bit about the parameters of the study:

For the experience to take place, Virtual Reality headsets were made available to North Shore University Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit staff, and Palliative Care Unit staff. The participants were asked to partake in five short immersive meditation sessions, taking place in the clinic, and were instructed to take up to one month to complete them.

Long-term effects of this experiment are still to be determined; but we have here broken down what was found out after a 1-month follow-up with the participants.

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