The "illness obstacle course" and object-centred training
In our "illness obstacle courses", illnesses are made tangible to increase understanding of the disease, raise empathy among healthy people (e.g. employees, journalists, policymakers), and create the right mindset. In the case of multiple sclerosis, for example, special glasses can be used to simulate visual impairment, or sensory disturbances can be made perceptible using gloves. Such an illness obstacle course can also be set up in the entrance area of a company building, for instance, or made available to branches in other countries as a travelling exhibition. Our object-centred training courses – where doctors use objects to deepen their knowledge in a vivid way – are a variant of the illness obstacle courses.