Simulation Engineering at Boston Children's Hospital
Jeffrey Jacobson, Ph.D., has over 25 years of experience in research, engineering, and applications of virtual and mixed reality technology. With a doctorate in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Jeff is a cognitive engineer, a specialist on how people process information, especially for learning with immersive media (VR, AR, XR, etc.) He was one of the first researchers to use game technology for VR, conduct empirical studies of learning in VR, and use AR in museums and educational theater. He consulted for years into several industries, especially education, architecture, construction, transportation, and medicine. He is a longtime co-organizer of the BostonVR meetup group (world’s 7th largest), which has accelerated adoption of immersive technologies in Boston. Today, he is a Simulation Engineering Project Manager at SIMPeds, where he prototypes new training tools, oversees production of (XR) solutions we will deploy to the simulation center, and indispensably contributes to our scholarly investigations of XR for medical training and treatment.