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Virtual Nurse Helps Patients Understand Discharge Information
Health Leaders Media - Sarah Kearns

A virtual nurse named “Elizabeth” is helping nurses and patients during the discharge process. Elizabeth is a computer-animated character created from combining the facial expressions and gestures of doctors and nurses that Timothy Bickmore, a computer scientist at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, taped. With the help of an animator, Bickmore was able to create all the animation segments the nurse delivers, which will also be Elizabeth’s responsibility.