BYU Researchers Use Digital Puppeteer System

BYU Researchers Use Digital Puppeteer System

This year, a professor at Brigham Young University published a study in the Elsevier Journal called “Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.” It details how they used our 3D Digital Puppeteer software to examine avatar-based social skills intervention in a clinical...
An Adventure In Live Animation

An Adventure In Live Animation

An Adventure In Interactive 3D Live Animation The little boy, one of many on the autism spectrum, was normally uninterested in interacting with his therapist. He asked her if there were Legos. The answer was no. He immediately lapsed back into sullen withdrawal....
Avatars Catch the Eyes of Autism Therapists

Avatars Catch the Eyes of Autism Therapists

Interactive avatars that help children on the autism spectrum learn social and conversation skills were demonstrated at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Conference in Denver, CO. The Invirtua 3D Digital Puppeteer ™ – created by performance...
What INVIRTUA Does

What INVIRTUA Does

What INVIRTUA Does: Autistic Child As Digital Puppeteer A child with autism expresses himself by speaking as an animated cartoon character in the office of his speech pathologist, and a contagious case of fun breaks out, infecting everyone around him. That’s what a...

Invirtua and Event Presence Beam into Medicine X 2015

 Companies Partner to Bring 3D Telepresence Devices to Stanford’s MedicineX 2015 (Carson City, NV – September 22, 2015) Interacting with avatars, a form of 3D Telemedicine, will be demonstrated at Medicine X in Palo Alto, California this weekend. Live animation expert...
Sierra Kids Foundation

Sierra Kids Foundation

From an autistic child’s point of view, daily life can be frustrating and confusing. It can be a struggle to express feelings and needs, overwhelming to navigate sounds or sensations, and difficult to build relationships with loved ones. It can be a lonely, dark...
ABPathfinder Announces Investment by FCA Venture Partners

ABPathfinder Announces Investment by FCA Venture Partners

NASHVILLE, TN │Overland Park, KS – (November 19, 2014) – ABPathfinder, a cloud-based tool to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of autism therapy, is pleased to announce a significant Series A investment by FCA Venture Partners, a Nashville-based healthcare...
Capital Crossfire: Early Autism Intervention

Capital Crossfire: Early Autism Intervention

Dr. Patrick Ghezzi on Early Autism Intervention Capital Crossfire with Shelly Aldean and Karl Neathammer welcomes Dr. Patrick Ghezzi. The subject is The ABCs of autism or early autism intervention. Dr. Ghezzi’s past and present research and scholarship is diverse,...
The Possibilities Are Endless

The Possibilities Are Endless

I am very fortunate to be able to use avatars as a different way of reaching children with significant communication difficulties, especially individuals with autism. This picture shows me controlling the facial expressions, body movements and voice of a character...