Body Swaps Soft Skills VR Training
Body Swaps Soft Skills VR Training aims to improve soft skills in professional workplace interactions by designing a management soft skill course enabling employees to practice their approach.
Self-aware soft skills, such as communication, decision making and interpersonal skills, are highly sought after in present day business environments. But they can often be challenging to teach, and individuals are not always aware of how they are being perceived. Body Swaps Soft Skills VR Training seeks to address this by immersing users in various office and performance management scenarios and allowing them to practice their response.
The platform allows users to select the most appropriate responses to various situations and practice their approach, before assessing their own performance from the other person’s perspective. Immediate feedback enables the user to review, score and repeat exercises to improve their interaction and outcome.
The project will contribute to JCR Group’s existing virtual reality soft skills training platform.
The users for this VR training are largely businesses such as:
Companies with management workforces
Body Swaps has already received significant interest, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which catalysed the fast track of their mobile offering and increased their audience to companies seeking to undertake remote (as opposed to in-person) training.
The project team employed two new staff throughout the development process and are currently planning to recruit one more. They also raised significant additional private investment to further their operations.
UKRI’s investment in the Body Swaps project is matched by HTC.
Content – VR
Information and communication, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Education, Human health and social work activities, Other service activities, Activities of households as employers, undiffirentiated goods and services, Activities of extra
Information and communication, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Education, Human health and social work activities