Northeastern convened an interdisciplinary group of researchers for the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, where experts discussed and showcased avatars that could be used in a variety of healthcare applications.
Older adults, and especially those from minority communities, are often overlooked in the development of healthcare-promotion technologies. New work from associate professor Timothy Bickmore targets these populations specifically, and it looks like the strategy is working.
From brain computer interfaces to gyroscopes, the next generation of healthcare technologies have something for everyone — and they’re being developed in Northeastern labs.
Northeastern’s new doctoral program in personal health informatics — the first of its kind in the nation — will prepare students for researching and developing new technologies that can have a global impact on healthcare.
Two Northeastern professors have teamed up to design a computer-based avatar for educating expecting mothers about breastfeeding.
The United States spends $2 trillion in health care annually. New technologies and approaches to health care have led to a growing field in health informatics, which has a focus on both the clinical and personal aspects of the industry. We asked Timothy Bickmore, an associate professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, to discuss the impact this field can have on the health care industry as a whole, as well as Northeastern’s new PhD program in health informatics.
Professor wins NCI grant to develop computer-animated conversational agents to guide cancer patients through clinical trials
Northeastern professor awarded $1.8M NSF grant to continue his development of computer-animated health aides and companions for the elderly
Computer science professor’s software solution to hospital discharge issues would reduce readmission rate, aiding patient health while lowering cost of care
Computer science researcher develops animation to educate those with low health literacy.
Virtual Museum Guide Provides Information and Makes Friends with Guests The Museum of Science unveils the world’s first virtual, interactive and social visitors’ guide created by Northeastern University computer science professor […]
(with A. Watson, A. Cange, A. Kulshreshtha, J. and Kvedar) Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(1).
(with T. Ellis, N. Latham, T. DeAngelis, K. Hendron, C. Thomas, and M. Saint-Hilaire) International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders (abstract)
(with D. Schulman, and C. Sidner) Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 44, 183-197.