University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Research

USC SensoriMotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality Center

Collaborators: Lei Liew PhD, OTR/L
James Finley PhD (Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy)
Judy Pa PhD (USC Keck School of Medicine)
Marientina Gotsis MFA (USC School of Cinematic Arts)
Albert “Skip” Rizzo (Institute for Creative Technologies)
Glenn Fox PhD (USC Marshall School of Business)

Project Period: 7/1/2019 – 8/31/2021
Funding Source: USC Collaboration Fund
Anticipated Award: $90,000

The primary objective of this proposed project is to establish USC as a world leader in the use of virtual technologies for healthcare, through the expansion of the USC SensoriMotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality Center (USC SMART-VR Center), a multidisciplinary center that was established in 2018 to bring together world-class innovators across the fields of biokinesiology, computer science, engineering, neuroscience, behavioral change, and rehabilitation to study and develop VR interventions for healthcare.

Additional participating faculty from the Chan Division include Dr. Jess Holguin, Dr. John Margetis, Dr. Stacey Schepens Niemiec, and Dr. Lisa Aziz-Zadeh.