Optimizing Uptake and Use of Closed Loop Automated Insulin Delivery Systems Through Virtual Reality

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Optimizing Uptake and Use of Closed Loop Automated Insulin Delivery Systems Through Virtual Reality

The Department of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes in the Stanford School of Medicine is looking to work with Upload to develop an innovative VR intervention that will optimize the uptake of closed loop (CL) automated insulin delivery systems as well as allow for testing around barriers to CL system use.

CL systems comprise of two parts attached to the body: a CGM and Insulin pump and an interface that is connected to a phone to control the system. Through addressing the targeted interventions given in the following scenarios, The Department of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes hopes to create environments that allow patients to have virtual exposures to stressful situations that may occur in daily life while wearing and using a CL system.

The desired outcome is for patients to have realistic expectations of CL, increased situational confidence, improved problem-solving skills and decision making, and reduced worries about the use and trust in their CL system.

After finished a three months VR Development course at Upload VR, me and two other classmates decided to team up and work on this project as an internship, to practice our unity skills. The project was well received by our client and will be used in their diabetes research in January 2018.

 

The Department of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes in the Stanford School of Medicine is looking to work with Upload to develop an innovative VR intervention that will optimize the uptake of closed loop (CL) automated insulin delivery systems as well as allow for testing around barriers to CL system use.

CL systems comprise of two parts attached to the body: a CGM and Insulin pump and an interface that is connected to a phone to control the system. Through addressing the targeted interventions given in the following scenarios, The Department of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes hopes to create environments that allow patients to have virtual exposures to stressful situations that may occur in daily life while wearing and using a CL system.

The desired outcome is for patients to have realistic expectations of CL, increased situational confidence, improved problem-solving skills and decision making, and reduced worries about the use and trust in their CL system.

After finished a three-month VR Development course at Upload VR, I teamed up with two classmates and worked on this project as an internship project, to practice our unity skills. The project was well received by Stanford medical center and will be used in their diabetes research in January 2018.

 

Stanford School of Medicine
 
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Unity, Oculus Rift