Avatar XPrize Finalists
Dr Vladimir Ivan and Professor Sethu Vijayakumar are members of the AvatarX team lead by Touchlab which recently qualified for the finals of the Avatar XPRIZE.
Fifteen teams from eight countries have been selected by the Avatar XPRIZE judging panel to advance to the final, which is due to be held later in the USA in 2022.
The Avatar XPrize aims to create an avatar system that can transport human presence to a remote location in real time. Using their avatar Nexi, it is the teams objective to enable remote operation in a hospital medical setting, assisting healthcare professionals to interact with patients remotely, complete prescriptions, facilitate diagnosis and perform further crucial tasks that would otherwise require a physical presence.
A short film presenting their contribution can be viewed here.