As an innovative nonprofit, Inteleos continually explores how emerging technologies might impact the products, offerings, professions and the professionals represented by our councils. The information provided here serves to keep industry professional apprised of the research and ideas Inteleos explores.

Virtual Reality Research at Inteleos

VR research at Inteleos is multi-faceted and involves many team members. The Inteleos Conceptual Research & Design department is tasked with tracking emerging technologies that may impact VR, such as advances in haptic (touch) technology, as well as developing best practices and considering use cases. Data security experts research how data can be used and protected in VR, and psychometricians consider what collected data may be useful for evaluation or tracking mastery. Exam development team members work with subject matter experts, both internally and externally, to determine what content might be feasible to create in a simulated virtual environment.

VR Kits & Specs

There are a wide variety of Virtual Reality (VR) kits available to the public. Our chart displays key details including technical specifics and data capabilities of a selection of VR kits. The chart was adapted from Virtual Reality in the Assessment, Understanding, and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders by G. Riva and S. Serino. While Riva and Serino wrote this piece in 2020, the advancements in technology have grown exponentially with new VR kits, peripherals, and capabilities available in 2023. Our chart aims to fill in those gaps.

The VR Kits were chosen based on availability to the public and reviews by online magazines such as Engadget and PC Magazine

Process Mining

Virtual reality (VR) platforms offer a wide range of possibilities for evaluating the performance of procedural tasks in healthcare. When healthcare professionals complete tasks in VR, there are two opportunities for providing feedback: both on the process they undertake to complete the task and on the outcome which is produced. The current post focuses on how VR developers and assessment professionals might use an approach called process mining to develop a framework for simulating healthcare tasks in VR. These tasks could then include formative feedback to improve the practice by which healthcare professionals complete tasks.