This may all seem like something from a far-in-the-future science fiction movie. But a researcher at FIU is close to making it a reality.
Professor Christine Lisetti has developed a medical avatar, an interactive computer program that can help people better understand a host of medical issues and avoid destructive behavior. Next year, the program will be tested in a clinical setting, and Lisetti believes it will stand in when doctors and nurses aren’t available.
Lisetti’s program is far more than a dry computer program. Her team has created an animated character capable of advanced human responses to questions.