Barron Associates Receives Award to Develop Interactive Video Game to Promote Healthcare Knowledge to Students

Barron Associates is initiating the development of its EMPATHIE system, an educational game that provides an immersive experience into life with a motor disability and promotes design thinking and problem-solving related to the associated mobility challenges. The system will leverage the technology developed previously by Barron Associates, namely its novel video game interface, which implements a wireless electromyography (EMG) sensor as a control system for the game. Importantly, these lesson modules are presented to the student in the form of immersive media to promote a positive experience for students from a range of abilities and backgrounds. Middle school science lesson content will offer broad classroom appeal by matching learning standards for life science, physical science, and engineering design. The ultimate goal is to increase numbers and diversity of students in the healthcare fields by leveraging recent advances in educational interactive digital media (IDM).