My current work focuses on the creation of interfaces that help facilitate communication between people in environments where it is difficult, yet criticially important (e.g., medical settings).
My interests involve researching the effect of different interactive modalities and interfaces tailored to specific environments or scenarios. My goal is to promote effective information sharing and visualization.
My current research involves the creation of interactive workflows for collaborative tasks. This work aims to help people perform group-based tasks in an effective manner with the goal of reducing errors.
Up to 400,000 people may die each year as a result of preventable medical errors. We're developing hands-free and multimodal interfaces to facilitate situational awareness in collaborative tasks and procedures. Work in this area is still ongoing.
The ability for healthcare providers to identify pain in patients is of critical importance. We introduce a novel method using performance-driven synthesis in virtual avatars for tools that may one day help train providers to better recognize pain.
The meeting when cancer patients first receive their diagnosis is a difficult conversation. Needs vary among both patients and providers. In this work, we provide considerations for the development of interfaces to facilitate this conversation.