Our work is at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Artificial Intelligence (AI), eXtended Reality (XR) and Human-Centered Design (HCD). We strive to understand how pervasive and emerging technologies can help bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds, especially in the sphere of health & healthcare, and education.
HXI’s work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), the UC San Diego Office of Research Affairs, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Moxie Foundation, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the European Commission (FP6), Intuitive Surgical, IBM Research and Boeing.
Previous and archived research projects can be found here.*
A Collaborative Mixed-Reality System for immersive Surgical Telementoring.
A personalized and context-aware voice-based digital assistant to improve the quality of life and the healthcare of older adults.
An interactive prototyping tool that explores Augmented Reality for the design of interactive spatial experiences.
A Social Signal Processing approach to address hidden healthcare bias by improving patient-doctor communication in primary care.
Designing XR-mediated remote collaboration systems that exploit the strengths of spatial computing.
Calibrating trust and reliance in autonomous vehicles at the level of the individual using a custom VR driving simulator.
Learning aids that leverage minimally-invasive user context and provide timely AI and peer support.
A Mobile System to Support Interactive Contouring and Feedback in Radiation Oncology Training
A human-centered AI approach to identify a patient-specific multimodal signature of stroke-related deficits to assist clinical diagnosis of stroke
An MR application providing real-time instructions for resuscitation for novices through a combination of visual and spatial cues.
An AR/VR Programming IDE that centers around the use of Embodied tools and metaphors instead of the traditional wall of text
We conduct, support and disseminate empirical research to inform ethical digital health research practices.