Eva Mae Baucom 

Traditional healthcare training has consisted of passive lectures and powerpoint slides and yet decades of research have stressed how active learning yields greater retention. Medical visualization experts are turning to simulation-based methods of education and training, like virtual reality (VR), to create more effective, active learning experiences. By blending scientific knowledge, instructional design, and techno-creativity, Embodied Labs has been able to apply medical visualization, VR, and active learning to aging care in a way that positively impacts workforce retention and improves outcomes in care partner training and family engagement.

What does it take to make a successful embodied experience?

In this talk, we will walk through the unique process of combining live-action 360 filmmaking, medical animations, natural user interfaces, instructional design, and interactive media to create immersive experiences. We will discuss best practices for approaching each component of this process. In the end, attendees will walk away with a new method to apply a medical illustration design process to create scientifically accurate, embodied experiences for maximum engagement and learning retention.


[Keywords for this session: VR, 360 Video, Care partners, Design Process, 360 Animation] 

Speaker Bio

Eva Mae Baucom (Natividad) is the Creative Director and Lead Medical Animator at Embodied Labs, an award-winning immersive education and wellness platform using 360 film and medical animations to create embodied, virtual reality patient experience labs for healthcare trainees and professional and family care partners. She grew up around multiple residential care homes and fostered an early interest in elder care that permeates her work at Embodied Labs which is currently focused on telling the stories of older adults living with different health conditions. She received her BS in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and an art minor at the University of California, Davis, and went on to complete an MS in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago.