prototype, healthcare, other beneficiary groups, Impact Incubator

Experiential learning course comprising VR videos, professionals’ sharing and talks to enhance caregivers’ understanding of elderly's needs


The venture aims to enhance healthcare workers' understanding towards the needs of elderly through an experiential learning course which makes use of virtual reality (VR) videos together with sharing and talks given by professionals such as nurses, therapists and social workers. Three thematic VR videos, focusing on ageing, dementia and caregiving, will be produced to demonstrate the challenges faced by the elderly. The course will also make reference to cases and experience of elderly care in Japan to enrich participants with overseas caring culture.

Through augmenting participants' empathy for the elderly, it is hoped that more people will be motivated to work in the elderly care service industry and that the service quality of caregivers will be enhanced.

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Approved Funding Amount


Funding Period (Status)

2 years (Ended)


  • Produced ten VR videos, seven of which could be used for experiential learning courses. The videos focused on various themes including ageing, dementia and caregiving
  • Conducted two free VR experiential training workshops during the funding period for 15 participants who worked in the elderly care service sector. As at April 2021, four more workshops have been organised for another 60 participants
  • Launched website, Facebook and Instagram pages. As at end of July 2021, more than 170 000 members of the general public have been reached by these channels
  • Participated in Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) 2019 and reached around 10 000 visitors. Over 1 000 visitors participated in the VR experiential activities


(To be updated when available)