Could virtual bodyswapping help end racism and discrimination?


“Walk a mile in my shoes,” used to be only a figure of speech. But now, it’s more of a reality.

Well, a virtual reality.

Tapping into the human brain’s natural ability to collect information from all five senses, researchers from Spain and the UK were able to simulate what it’s like inhabiting the body of a person from another race, gender or ethnic group in an effort to change people’s views on race and discrimination.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 836707. EIT Health is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union.