Virtual Reality for Training Doctors to Break Bad News

This project aims at exploring the question of multimodal natural language interaction, its theoretical basis and its experimentation into a virtual reality environment thanks to the development of an embodied conversational agent with high-level natural language communication skills. This naturally communicating virtual agent will be used in the framework of a specific task-oriented situation: training doctor to break bad news.


Jan. 27-28, 2018 – 10h-18hJournées nationales de l'innovation en santé 2018 Cité des sciences et de l’industrie – 30, avenue Corentin-Cariou - 75019 Paris
Meet ACORFORMED at the "My Health, Today and Tomorrow" thematic villages
Nov. 15, 2017 – 13h30-16h30Semaine AMU-Entreprises Archives départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône – 18, rue Mirès; 13003 Marseille
An afternoon to present technological objects we be held as part of the AMU-Companies Week. An occasion to discover the ACORFORMed plateform.
June 1, 2017 – 10h30-12h30Seminar ACORFORMed : la réalité virtuelle au service du patient, by Guy Lapalme. IMéRA, Maison-Neuve, 1st floor – 2 place Le Verrier; 13004 Marseille
Guy Lapalme, senior member of the IEEE and Computer Professor at the University of Montréal, wil lead this seminar where we will present the framework, the goal, the participants and the steps already carried out by ACORFORMed.
May 17 & 18, 2017Innovative SHS Exhibition Marseille Parc Chanot - Palais de l'Europe Ⓜ Rond Point du Prado
Meet ACORFORMED at the "Analyse socio-émotionnelle des interactions humain-humain et humain-machine" stand during the Innovative SHS Exhibition. Demonstration of the virtual reality platform to train doctors to break bad news.