Arno Hartholt

Director of R&D Integration
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Arno Hartholt is the Director of Research and Development Integration at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies where he leads the virtual human integration and central asset production & pipeline group. He is responsible for much of the technology, art, and processes related to virtual humans and related systems, in particular at the interchange between research and industry capabilities. He has a leading role on a wide variety of research prototypes and applications, ranging from medical education to military training and treatment.

Hartholt is the Co-Lead of Bravemind, a clinical, interactive, virtual reality based exposure therapy tool used to assess and treat post-traumatic stress in service members. He is also Co-Lead of VITA, a virtual human application that allows young adults with autism to practice job interviews. Other collaborations include online virtual humans for service members and medical students, and virtual role-players that help train US Army and Navy officers.

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