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VRIST Social Skills Training is a spin-off company of the University of Lausanne.

 All trainings and computer programs have been developed by the University of Lausanne and are based on scientific evidence and on over 15 years of experience and expertise of the owners of VRIST in the use of immersive virtual reality (VR) for the simulation of social interactions.

Research on the use of VR in Interpersonal Skills Training are conducted within the Interpersonal Behavior Laboratory, the research laboratory led by Prof. Dr. Schmid Mast at the University of Lausanne. 


Bombari, D., Schmid Mast, M., Canadas, E., & Bachmann, M. (2015). Studying social interactions through immersive virtual environment technology: virtues, pitfalls, and future challenges. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 869.


Schmid Mast, M., Kleinlogel, E. P., Tur, B., & Bachmann, M. (2018). The future of interpersonal skills development: Immersive virtual reality training with virtual humans. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 29(2), 125-141.

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