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ICAT Playdate: Securing Trustworthy XR Interactions through Human-Machine Networks in Healthcare

Ended Nov 10, 2023
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Term: Fall 2023

Date: November 10th, 2023

Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Location: Community Assembly in the Creativity + Innovation District Living-Learning Community

Instructor: Phyllis Newbill

Presented By: Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)




Securing trustworthy XR interactions is a core requirement for the Future of Work that uses

immersive technologies and mixed reality. Our specific context includes applications of remote

collaboration between VR and AR users in a telemedicine context. For example, we are

interested in exploring how users trust the use of mixed-reality devices for this type of

application, including current medical students who will be at the forefront of the integration of

immersive tech in medicine in the future.

Securing trust is critical for adoption, and even more critical in a medical context when it comes

to data security and privacy. This is integrated into our project by investigating the role

authentication plays for connecting with remote medical experts, and whether users trust the

instructions or medical diagnoses they may receive from remote caregivers in this system. We

will be developing a VR/AR remote collaboration system as part of this project. Methods we plan

to explore for increasing trust in this ecosystem include authentication methods and expert

evaluation of the anticipated data flows to identify areas that need enhanced security as a result

of increased sensors included on mixed-reality devices and the applications they are likely to

support in tele-medicine.

Speakers: Sue Ge's Team: ● PI: Brendan David-John, Computer Science ● co-PI: Bo Ji, Computer Science ● co-PI: Maaz Gardezi, Sociology ● co-PI: Andre Muelenaer, Biomedical Engineering & Carilion