The Use of Virtual Reality as a Potential Restorative Environment in School During Recess
Lähtevänoja, A., Holopainen, J., Mattila, O., & Parvinen, P. (2020). The Use of Virtual Reality as a Potential Restorative Environment in School During Recess. In D. A. Alexandrov, A. V. Boukhanovsky, A. V. Chugunov, Y. Kabanov, O. Koltsova, & I. Musabirov (Eds.), Digital Transformation and Global Society : 5th International Conference, DTGS 2020, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 17–19, 2020, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 436-446). Springer. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 1242. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65218-0_32
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Previous research has found out that simulated, Virtual Reality (VR)-based forests can bring equal or even higher restorative effects than real forests. In this study, a Virtual Reality (VR)-based forest was created in order to compare whether VR-based forest can possess restorative effects in the context of primary school, and how the possible effects compare to restorative effects of a normal recess or to a situation when there is no recess at all. The effects were measured using Restorative Outcome Scale (ROS) and problem-solving tasks after the intervention. The results showed that VR-based forest had the highest restorative effect. There was a significant difference between VR-forest and no recess-groups, but no statistical difference between VR-forest and normal recess-groups. Future research avenues and implications of virtual forests are discussed.
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