In The Den with Tim Bickmore

23rd Jul 2014 | Posted by Vicky Lewko Vicky Lewko's picture

What if a trip to the doctor was as easy as sitting down to your computer at home? Virtual health applications and conversational agents are aiming to provide this level of convenience to patients, transforming the way healthcare is delivered. We sat down with Timothy Bickmore, Researcher and Associate Professor at Northeastern University, to talk about the role of virtual health applications as well as the limitations and possibilities this technology has to offer.


  • What are the privacy concerns with virtual health applications?
  • Are there any other limitations you see using avatars? Where do you see possibilities?
  • Do you see the physical doctor experience and the online avatar as two separate experiences?
  • Do you see an interplay between social media and avatars?

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