About Me

Hello! I am currently in transition to my final year at Colorado State University, where I will soon be achieving my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science! My concentration is in human-centered computing, where I work heavily with Virtual Reality (VR) and Robot Operating Systems (ROS) to develop efficient methods to reduce cognitive load before and after experiencing stress. I started on projects that involved introducing participants to stressful math tests and then destressing them in nature environments developed in Unreal Engine. I recently began learning Unity to create environments using the Mixed Reality (XR) Elite to bring instructions to change perception rather than looking to the side at a piece of paper. Through the DREU program, I am embracing the Augmented Reality (AR) HoloLens to develop collaborative work environments that display resourceful icons to keep medical leaders in the loop while a crash cart using ROS sits nearby. The work I am doing now is only the first few steps for a powerful career that is bound to contribute incredible resources to mental health and maybe even physical health.

About My Mentor

Dr. Angelique Taylor is a prominent figure in the artificial intelligence field, as an assistant professor at Cornell Tech and the head of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics (AIR) Lab! Although she is one of the latest additions to Cornell Tech, she has a track record of paper publications and conference presentations, particularly in the areas of AI and Robotics. In the short amount of time I have interacted with her, I recognize her incredible passion and motivation. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside her and the AIRLab. You can find out more about Dr. Taylor at her website: https://www.angeliquemtaylor.com/.

About My Project

Our project aims to reduce the cognitive load of healthcare professional collaboration while at the patient’s bedside performing resuscitation with the use of the head-mounted display, HoloLens. By having the lead healthcare professional wear HoloLens, we can capture their gestures and audio cues to display task icons above the heads of their colleagues. HoloLens recognition capabilities have the potential to prevent task duplication, alleviate pressure on co-workers for the next task, and reduce overall stress associated with task assignment. Over ten weeks, we intend to develop a reliable AR environment that conducts experiments involving more than 30 participants to ultimately create a publish-worthy paper. Our work will contribute to the development of a groundbreaking AR environment specifically designed to alleviate the cognitive load for healthcare professionals engaged in resuscitation efforts.

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