New technologies such as Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) offer new possibilities for training of interpersonal skills: learn new skills from your avatar-self or learn in an environment individually tailored to your acceptable stress level.

Sinergia VR Training is a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). This project, conducted by researchers from UNIL and EPFL, aims to test how IVR, including the use of avatar-self, can lead to better public speaking or empathy display towards others in difficult social situations.