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Toronto Star Features ICT’s SimCoach Project

April 26, 2012

An article in the Toronto Star features ICT’s SimCoach project and how it employs virtual humans to help address PTSD and other mental health issues.

Skip Rizzo, ICT’s associate director for medical virtual reality, emphasized in the story that SimCoach is not designed to replace doctors or psychologists who treat PTSD.

“The purpose of SimCoach is to give a safe place for people to find information, take some light questions if they want. They may help them get insight into where they stand in terms of PTSD and depression,” said Rizzo.