The research project ViTAWiN – Virtuell-augmentiertes Training für die Aus- und Weiterbildung in der interprofessionellen Notfallversorgung – is funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung within the programme Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realität (VR/AR) in der beruflichen Bildung (VRARBB).

The project ViTAWiN is led by an interdisciplinary consortium, which develops, tests and evaluates multi-user Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) simulation environments. The project is based on the educational requirements of teachers and students of the vocational education and training for emergency paramedic and emergency care. The introduction of modern VR/AR technology into the education practice will enable a highly interactive, immersive and collaborative training and learning environment. The realistic and spatial 3D representations in VR/AR environments are directly linked to everyday work experience and are thus highly authentic and contextualized. Through the use of these technologies, teachers and students will be able to engage in realistic training and work experiences, which are based on the educational requirements.

ViTAWiN is based on a VR training environment for emergency paramedic training already developed in the EPCISAVE project.

Project Goals

The goal of the Project ViTAWiN is to investigate further in the topic of augmented virtuality, by developing a haptic augmented and virtual multiuser training environment. By adding digital features on a traditional simulation mannequin, students will be able to recognize different symptoms in a clearer manner, while immersed in a multiuser VR environment in which complex and realistic decisions ought to be made. Trainees in emergency care and paramedic could, for the first time, train technical and non-technical skills in a wide variety of scenarios within an interprofessional learning setting and thus optimize overall quality of emergency care.

Technical Methods

  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Augmented Virtuality
  • Integration of simulation mannequin in the virtual training
  • Virtual Agents
  • Serious games


  • Analysis of target groups and curricular based learning and competence objectives
  • Strategies for training transfer
  • Didactical Design
  • Realization of tutorials that allow technology integration
  • Analysis of technology acceptance and interprofessional training needs


  • Vocational education and training for emergency paramedics emergency care specialists
  • Interprofessional training and teamwork


The ViTAWiN project is funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), funding ID 01PV18006.