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Responsive InTeractive Advocate (RITA) 

The University of Kent led and project managed this exciting ground-breaking project to support the UK’s aging population through the use of responsive and interactive avatars. The University of Portsmouth focused on developing the interactive avatar, while Winchester-based company Affective State worked on sensing and forecasting emotional well-being and Glasgow-based We Are Snook focused on the user experience design.

View the video:
Mrs Jones and see RITA in action.

For more details on the project please read the recent Press Release and Ian Spero's blog in the Huffington Post

The team:

Dr Jane Reeves: Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent

Dr Wendy Powell: Senior Lecturer in applications of virtual reality, University of Portsmouth (School of Creative Technologies, Portsmouth)

Dr Valerie Carr: Creative Director/Senior Service Designer, WeAreSnook

Dr Blair Dickson: Director and Head of Applied Neuroscience, Affective State


Jane Reeves

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Last Updated: 21/05/2020