For the first time professionals of the Corrections community will be meeting in Virtual Reality thanks to Virtual Corrections Expo. This VR Hub brings together professionals working in all areas of the industry (from healthcare to communications, to facility maintenance and design).
This pioneering VR project brings attention to the many applications Virtual Reality will have for inmates. The immersion and potential for empathy offered by Virtual Reality can play a huge role in many sectors of an inmate’s life thanks to the possibility to ignore geographical and physical limits. Any number of experiences can be created tailored to the particular needs of the situation: VR could not only aid with rehabilitation, education and work experience, but it could also help make visitation and contact with family and friends easier, reducing stress and isolation.