HonorHealth Research Institute

City: Scottsdale

Amount: $100000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 18 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Support for a project in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Microsoft Research to develop a first-of-its-kind digital tool exploiting augmented-reality (AR) and virtual-reality (VR) environments, combined with novel algorithms, to measure the perceptual degree of “immersivity” in patient comprehension and informed consent in health-care environments. Researchers will validate the platform in a clinical study and establish quality and regulatory plans for product development and corresponding regulatory pathways for future commercialization. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Translational Research Seed Grant Initiative to support research collaborations between basic scientists and clinical researchers.