PhD Student Earns Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award.
Presented by the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics, this prestigious award recognizes Zhou for his work using augmented reality and 3D-projection to enhance training simulations for nursing students.
Zhou is advised by Associate Professor Denny Yu, who won the award himself in 2014. Each will receive a monetary prize and be honored at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting in Washington, D.C. on October 24, 2023.
Zhou’s project is a joint venture with the School of Nursing and Envision Center. The project, titled “Bringing Patient Mannequins to Life: 3D Projection Enhances Nursing Simulation,” involves projecting facial expressions onto virtual mannequins to improve trainees’ accuracy in decision-making with the ultimate goal of improving simulation-based training outcomes.
Congratulations to Zhou for his outstanding achievement!
You can read more about the award and Zhou’s project here: https://www.ergofoundation.org/news/96-purdue-student-wins-award