Evidence-based studies of VR use in education and medical training

People trained by virtual reality had lower performance errors and higher accuracy compared to those trained by conventional approaches. 

250% improvement in managing an operating room fire when learners trained in VR versus traditional reading/lecture.  

VR improves retention as much as 80%

VR simulation performed similarly to high-fidelity mannequin-based simulation for assessing ACLS communication competencies. 

The cost of VR simulation for ACLS training was also 83% less than the cost of mannequin-based simulation. 

VR-based ACLS training required half the time for learners to complete and  ¼ the staff required to run VR simulations versus traditional ACLS simulation. 

VR learners are 275% more confident to act on what they learned after training. 

VR learners are 4x more focused than e-learners. 

VR training is 4x faster than classroom training on average. 

VR learners are 3.75x more emotionally connected to content than classroom learners. 

VR simulation enhances learning performance compared to screen-based simulation training.

VR is also viable modality for clinical decision-making training.