AR Talk

Themes Research And Innovation Project

What is the project

AR-Talk works using the HTC-Vive VR system and Unity game engine. With it, the patient can setup a VoIP conference call (similar to Skype in function) to which a healthcare practitioner can join. For the practitioner, the experience is comparable to a traditional conference call. The user however places a tracking device on their headphones to track their orientation and position. They then place a second tracker anywhere in their room and the system positions the incoming voice of practitioner at the location of the second tracker. This empowers the patient to place their ‘virtual therapist’ within their own physical space, feeling present in their comfortable home environment but also feeling that the therapist is there with them.