May 16, 2021

Award-Winning Dementia Avatar

 Ted is an artificial intelligence dementia avatar designed to enable caretakers to learn to communicate with people living with dementia.

AI dementia avatar

Ted is an award-winning artificial intelligence dementia avatar that will help to enhance the performance of caretakers to interact with dementia sufferers via a ‘trial and error’ conversation designed for a safe learning environment. 

The avatar is an innovative technology that will improve the level of care and quality of life of the people living with dementia. Ted was developed using the Unity game engine and with the help of facial motion capture, the visual expressions and movements were captured by an actor. 

The artificial intelligence avatar innovation is the joint venture between Dementia Australia and Deakin University’s Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2) and is expected to be launched in early 2021. (Via)