Thomas Talbot: “How Interactive Agents Can Benefit Medical Devices”

March 11, 2012 | Minneapolis, MN

Speaker: Thomas Talbot
Host: Design of Medical Devices Conference

Abstract: The Department of Defense has made a considerable investment in virtual human technology. Recent advancements with interactive artificial intelligence (AI) agents have created virtual foreign negotiation foes, leadership training challenges, immersive VR therapy and virtual patients. This new generation of virtual humans understands what you are saying, reacts emotionally and communicates through verbal & non-verbal means. Current research is advancing this technology to read human user arousal, physical and emotional states. The next tranche of innovation will embed virtual human AI into training hardware and medical devices. This presentation explains virtual human technology, shares current applications and explores a future where we have conversations and even rapport relationships with our medical devices.