In this presentation, Dr. Schmidt will present his Project PHoENIX (Participatory, Human-centered, Equitable, Neurodiverse, Inclusive XR) which creates advanced virtual reality (VR) technology systems and tools to enable inclusive research and development in collaboration with autistic research participants.
Dr. Matthew Schmidt is an Associate Professor in the Educational Technology program and Director of the Advanced Learning Technologies (ALT) Studio at the University of Florida (UF). As an applied researcher in the field of educational technology and instructional design, his work focuses on the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative learning interventions, educational courseware, and computer software for individuals with life-long disabilities and medical conditions, as well as their families and caregivers (e.g., autism, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, diabetes). Dr. Schmidt’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), and the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (OHDMS) Division of Emergency Medical Services.
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December 8, 2021