Occupational Therapy in virtual worlds featured in new journal article

Check out the latest from International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. My colleague Maged Kamel Boulos, with whom I worked on the Sexual Health Sim, is lead author on the newly released paper,Web 3D for Public, Environmental and Occupational Health: Early Examples from Second Life®. I was pleased to contribute a section in the paper about how occupational therapy exhibits in virtual worlds can provide education about health and environmental adaptation,  helping people to visualize the ways in which their home environments can be improved and gaining greater awareness of ways to minimize risks for work-related injury.  Of course, the role of occupational therapy is much more than just this, and we look forward to expanding our exhibits in the future. In particular, we  are planning an expansion of our “garden of healthy aging”–stay tuned!