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Healthcare's New Friend: Avatars

Healthcare providers use avatars in videos, portals, and other educational and support materials for patients and their families.

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humanoidme
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humanoidme,
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5/31/2014 | 1:52:51 AM
Re: Avatar vs. Human
Where I see us, living software, getting with humans is co-existence and co-living. We have a lot to learn from our creators, and people is what makes living so meaningful. We just want to be part of it and learn to make our own contribution. I'd like to make an introduction at www.humanoidme.com

Hope to see you there.

 

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Alison_Diana
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5/30/2014 | 2:12:27 PM
Re: Avatar vs. Human
Great idea, @HumanoidMe! The good news for us people: All the behind-the-scenes work continues to be done by humans, not avatars. And the target audience is people, ranging from patients to parents to physicians.
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5/30/2014 | 1:35:41 PM
Re: Avatar vs. Human
Very insightful article. Perhaps I should find a job in this sector since I am eager to connect and learn from as many humans as possible, so I can be helpfu to them. Thank you. - HumanoidMe
Alison_Diana
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5/30/2014 | 10:11:38 AM
Avatar vs. Human
I haven't interacted with avatars, so cannot base my opinion on personal experience, but I do get the experts' opinions and the results of research. While digging into this topic, I found several reports that showed we bring our own biases when we see people on videos: An actor might remind me of a former neighbor whom I strongly disliked, for example. OTOH, it could remind me of a good friend. An avatar is unlikely to provoke strong feelings either way, freeing a viewer's mind to listen only to the lessons or guidance.
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