Talk by Kavita Vemuri

Title: Design and Development of Games for Clinical Diagnosis/ Intervention, 10 September 2022, 19:00 IST

Abstract:  Applied or serious (a more common terminology) games are designed with a specific purpose – transfer of knowledge, skill development, behaviour change etc. The expected outcome is tested by either game play analysis or standard evaluations methods.  Games when used for medical or clinical purposes can be a support medium, or for assessment, diagnostics and intervention. In the case of supporting medium the game is an immersive world, and a motivational agent wherein attention & focus are key requirements. The major challenge lies in games for clinical diagnostics or as therapy/intervention. The balance between game mechanics, sensory interfaces, hardware  and data analysis requires a collaborative effort between clinical practitioners, patients, designers and companies. In this talk, I will present a few games designed to diagnose clinical eye/brain conditions and visuo-motor coordination. 

Dr Kavita Vemuri is Assistant Professor at IIIT Hyderabad. Her research encompasses cognitive neuroscience of empathy, game design and engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship, fiber optic and liquid crystal devices for optical communications and sensors, control systems.

Please note that the zoom link will be shared here and on our social media shortly before the talk.

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