Embodied Agents for Obstetric Simulation Training

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Post-partum hemorrhaging is a medical emergency that occurs during childbirth and, in extreme cases, can be life-threatening. It is the number one cause of maternal mortality worldwide. High-quality training of medical staff can contribute to early diagnosis and work towards preventing escalation towards more serious cases. Healthcare education uses manikin-based simulators to train obstetricians for various childbirth scenarios before training on real patients. However, these medical simulators lack certain key features portraying important symptoms and are incapable of communicating with the trainees. The authors present a digital embodiment agent that can improve the current state of the art by providing a specification of the requirements as well as an extensive design and development approach. This digital embodiment allows educators to respond and role-play as the patient in real time and can easily be integrated with existing training procedures. This research was performed in collaboration with medical experts, making a new contribution to medical training by bringing digital humans and the representation of affective interfaces to the field of healthcare.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIUI 2023 - Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-4007-0106-1
ISBN (Print)979-8-4007-0106-1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2023
Event28th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces - University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 27 Mar 202331 Mar 2023

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI


Other28th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
Abbreviated titleIUI'23
Internet address


  • Affective Computing
  • Conversational Interfaces
  • Embodied Agents
  • Intelligent User Interfaces


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