Assess the effectiveness of using Virtual Reality for caregiver training
This project aims to investigate the effectiveness of using Virtual Reality to build empathy for the care recipient by allowing the caregiver to experience day-to-day life from the care recipient’s perspective. Ming Tang leads a research team to work with COA and LiveWell Collaborative to develop and evaluate an expandable set of VR training modules designed to help train family and friends who are thrust into the caregiving role.
COA is rewardeded $25,000 from the CTA Foundation Grant to sustain the project.
In the UC News. share point.
Resilient Price Hill. UC Forward C19 co-LAB awards. PI: Conrad kickert. Co-PI: Ming Tang, Yexuan Gu. $17,986. 08.2020-01.2021
Return to the Third Places: Architectural intervention at the Price Hill, Cincinnati during the COVID-19
Publication: “Social distancing and behavior modeling with Agent-based simulation”, CAAD Future 2021 conference Proceeding. 16 – 18 JULY 2021.
Student: Sarah Auger, Maddison DeWitt, Brittany Ellis, Andy Failor, Lisa Garcia, Ashley Kasel, An Le, Hannah Loftspring, Kyle Munn, Deborah Park, Sabrina Ramsay, Haley Schulte, Brayden Templeton, Pwint Wati Oo (Audrey) lead by Prof. Ming Tang.
Funded by the UC Foward, this 4th-year ARCH studio examined several “third places” at the Price Hill, Cincinnati, and propose architectural solutions to create resilient places allowing social distance during the COVID-19. The ARCH Studio collaborated with Urban Planning ( lead by Prof. Conrad Kickert) and Landscape Architecture ( lead by Prof. Yvonne Gu) and presented research jointly with the Price Hill community including PriceHillWill, Meiser’s Fresh Grocery & Deli.
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The interactive game (Windows version) can be downloaded here. ( 800MB)
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social distance in two check-out scenarios.
Here is the screen-capture of real-time game play.
more information on the collaboration can be found at https://www.resilientpricehill.com/
The research has been presented in MIng Tang’s Paper “Social distancing and behavior modeling with Agent-based simulation” at the CAAD Future 2021 conference. The project was exhibited in 2021 DAAPcares.
Develop several fully immersive 3D VR active shooter scenarios that can run on cost-effective commercially available VR hardware.
Develop and Assess Active Shooter Virtual Reality Training for Ohio Law Enforcement. PI: J.C Barnes. Co-PI: Tang Office of Criminal Justice Services. $50,000. 09. 2020-09.2021 ( $29,608)
Development of a Virtual Reality Augmented Violence Reduction Training System for Active and Mass Shooting incidents. PI: Ed Latessa. Co-PIs: J.C. Barnes, Ming Tang, Cory Haberman, Dan Gerard, Tim Sabransky. $10,000. Start-up fund. UC Digital Futures anchor tenant cohort.
Using Checklists and Virtual Reality to Improve Police Investigations. Collaborative Research Advancement Grants. UC. $25,000. PI: Haberman. Co-PI: Tang, Barnes. Period: 07.2020-01.2022.
Ming Tang, Cory Haberman, J.C. Barnes, Cheryl Jonson, Dongrui Zhu, Heejin Lee, Jillian Desmond, Ruby Qiu, Snigdha Bhattiprolu, Rishyak Kommineni
Ming Tang School of Architecture and Interior Design, 7215, College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati
Mail: PO Box 210016, College of DAAP : 5470 Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016 , USA