Immersive Gatekeeper Training System for Suicide Prevention in HMD Based Virtual Environments
This paper proposes an interactive role-playing simulation for gatekeeper training system designed for students. For the purpose of suicide prevention, this system provides an interactive and engaging virtual worlds using HMD (Head Mounted Display). To enhance the learning experience, immersive simulated conversation and realistic emotional communication are provided. In the immersive virtual environment, students can learn the common signs of psychological distress and how to refer troubled students to the counseling center. After completing the training, students will be better equipped to identify and correct common misconceptions about counseling.
KeywordsSuicide prevention Gatekeeper Immersive training system Virtual reality Head mounted display
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2012S1A5A2A03034747).
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