In this article you will explore how virtual embodiment can modify behaviours. It’s even more powerful when senses are simulated, like sense of touch. Even if the article is not closely related to health, it’s easy to imagine the use of VR to better understand stressful situations and how to prevent it.
The ability to embody a virtual avatar blurs the lines between what’s going on in the headset and what’s happening in real life. It feeds the freedom to explore and experiment, whether that’s with a different personality, gender or physicality.But the option has to be available in the first place if it’s going to have an impact. PC Gamer reported this week that the developers of the medieval multiplayer game Mordhau were considering introducing female and racially diverse skin tones into the game.