Science Magazine Features ICT Work Addressing Post-Traumatic Stress

Published: July 17, 2015
Category: News

A feature story in Science Magazine highlights ICT’s SimSensei project and how ICT is using virtual humans and technology to break down barriers between computers and humans and address mental health issues like PTSD. The story notes a recent ICT study that suggested people were more willing to open up to a virtual human over a real one.
Because patients interact with a digital system, the project is generating a rare trove of data about psychotherapy itself. The aim, says ICT’s Skip Rizzo in the story, is nothing short of “dragging clinical psychology kick- ing and screaming into the 21st century.”