Based on a gentleman called Victor, this module provides the user with the opportunity to “walk” in the shoes of an older person living with frailty, and enables the user to experience the vulnerability of differing levels of functional losses associated with frailty and ageing.

The objectives of this module are to:

  • Increase awareness of frailty;
  • Develop understanding and empathy for older people living with frailty;
  • Enhance observational skills;
  • Practice deploying assistive technology.
  • Apply the knowledge, understanding and skills of modules 2 & 3 to assess Victor’s level of frailty

Local Trainer Resources include:

  • Facilitator’s Guide (includes Module 6 & Module 7 resources)
  • Become Victor & Being Jane PowerPoint slide pack
  • FrailtySIM Introduction Video
  • FrailtySIM Walkthrough (Clues playback) Video
  • Reflective learning & clues template
  • Evaluation cards
  • Four steps to deploying FrailtySIM

Minimum time required:  45 min (1 hour if sharing equipment in pairs)

The module can also be used to introduce an acute health pathway scenario

Facilitator’s guide and slides


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Supporting slides

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Download PowerPoint version here

Intro Video


Clues Worksheet

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FrailtySIM Walkthrough video

A5 Evaluation cards

The following evaluation card can be used to gather feedback from participants undertaking FrailtySIM modules.

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Four steps to deploying FrailtySIM

One of our design principles has been to make FrailtySIM as accessible as possible and a component of this is to ensure FrailtySIM can be used with the lowest cost hardware with sufficient functionality.  To that end, the FrailtySIM VR Application is now available on App Store and Google Play.  The document below outlines the required four steps.

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Other relevant toolkit resources: