About the project:
The goal of this new H2020 is to develop virtual reality technologies for enhancing healthier lifestyles, and experimental evidence with clinical populations (mostly obese people). The main innovation is developing technologies that will allow to engage in conversations with virtual clones of oneself in VR, including clones that have gone through some transformation (e.g., meet a healthier version of yourself). This project is developed in collaboration between IDC Herzliya (Israel), Fundacio Hospital Universitari Vall D’Hebron, (Spain), Virtual Bodyworks SL (Spain), and Maastricht University (Netherlands).
About Prof. Doron Friedman:
Prof. Doron Friedman is an Associate Prof. in the Sammy Ofer School of Communications and the head of the Advanced Reality Lab at IDC Herzliya. In addition to his academic research Doron has also worked as an entrepreneur in the areas of intelligent systems and Internet. Since 2008 Prof. Friedman’s lab has been involved in several national and international projects in the areas of telepresence, virtual reality, and advanced human computer interfaces. Doron’s research is highly multi-disciplinary, and has been published in top scientific journals and peer reviewed conferences.
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