Virtual Reality for Health Systems Simulation
PI: Faisal Aqlan
Faisal Aqlan, assistant professor of industrial engineering at Penn State Erie, is working on a new CHOT research project on virtual reality (VR) for health systems simulation. This project will integrate sensing technology (i.e., eye and motion tracking) and VR simulation of health care environments to improve clinical decision making and treatment strategies for patients with mental disorders. VR simulations will be benchmarked with traditional mental health screening tools. Researchers will develop analytical models to improve clinical judgment and predict for the risk of mental illness. This project will fill the gaps by integrating sensing technology with VR simulations to develop a new generation of diagnostic tools of mental disorders, and further provide VR-based metacognitive activities for treating these disorders.