Projects

Projects

Here’s an overview of our current projects! For more information and demos, check the sidebar.

 

Augmented Reality Triage Simulation

This project has developed to train nurses in a simulated environment to what they may experience in the field.

 

 

 

 

 

Dysphagia Virtual Patients

These virtual patients were developed over several years and collaborations to improve speech-language pathology students’ communication and empathy skills. These patients provide students opportunities to interact with patients suffering from dysphagia, or trouble swallowing.

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Perspective-Taking

Unfortunately, implicit race and socio-economic biases may impact the treatment decisions a physician makes for a patient. To address these biases, we’ve collaborated with a team of psychologists at IUIPUI to create an intervention to reduce the effects of bias for pain management.

 

 

 

Virtual Interviewers

 

Feel embarrassed to talk to real doctors about stigmatized topics such as mental health and colorectal cancer?

Talk to our virtual healthcare assistants. Our virtual healthcare assistant have interacted with more than 3000 people to discuss stigmatized topics.

Simulation Trust Calibration using Virtual Humans

 

This project explores how trust in simulations and virtual humans can differ within the same experience and how this can be calibrated to an appropriate level.

Impact of Virtual Patient Interaction Training in Emotional Self-Awareness on Patients Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Crisis Syndrome

 

This project focuses on training clinicians in two key indices of emotional self-awareness (ESA) in interactions with suicidal patients: 1) recognition of one’s own negative emotional responses and 2) the ability to communicate empathy verbally.