PBS Features ICT’s Virtual Health Coaches

Published: April 23, 2013
Category: News

An article on PBS Media Shift highlighted ICT’s work in creating effective virtual reality health coaches, including SimSensei and SimCoach. The story notes how the team at ICT is advancing research to create computer systems that can detect signs of distress. “We are not building digital therapists, nor are we trying to replace clinicians,” ICT’s Skip Rizzo said in the story, “but we are creating the building blocks for a system that can mimic empathy.” Stefan Scherer, a post-doc in Louis-Philippe Moreny’s MultiComp Lab and John Hart, ICT program manager at the Army Simulation and Training Technology Center were also quoted.