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SHARP Academy Tests Virtual Victim

October 19, 2017

Army Spc. Jarett Wright was hazed and sexually assaulted while deployed to Iraq in 2010. Students from the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Academy had the opportunity to interview Wright Oct. 12, even though he wasn’t speaking to them at the time.

The Digital Survivor of Sexual Assault project uses the latest technology to educate and bring awareness to Army personnel to the horrific realities of sexual assault. The project replicates the experience of an in-person interaction with a survivor of sexual assault. Using Google voice recognition software, DS2A allows soldiers and Department of the Army civilians to have an immersive and interactive conversation with a survivor of sexual abuse using a virtual avatar in place of the victim.

Read more in Ft. Leavenworth Lamp.