Patient education in the digital age
Could an avatar save your life?
Tuesday 10 November 2020, 6pm
Patient education in the digital age: take home avatars to support heart health messages after discharge…could an avatar save your life?
Heart disease is one of Australia’s most serious health issues. More than 620,000 people live with the disease, and it is Australia’s single leading cause of death. Heart disease requires daily management and is often burdensome to those who have this serious and lifelong condition.
So, what can be done to help heart patients to manage their condition more easily?
The answer lies in digital technologies. With the proliferation of devices, the use of avatars and games is growing in healthcare. Nurse Cora, Bob, and Mary are avatars that can teach people who have heart disease, how to recognise and respond quickly to their symptoms.
Join Professor Robyn Clark; Justin Wright, Company Director of animation and design studio Monkeystack; consumer co-designer, Joe Garucch; and Nurse Cora as they discuss:
- the research informing the creation of Cora
- the use of gaming technologies in healthcare more generally
- and Joe’s experience using the Cora avatar.