ROGER ALAN ALTIZER, Jr.

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

ROGER ALAN ALTIZER, Jr. portrait
  • Director of Digital Medicine, Center for Medical Innovation
  • Associate Director, Entertainment Arts Engineering
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Entertainment Arts Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences

Research

Research Groups

  • Bjorn Marklund, Visiting Faculty. 10/25/2016 - present.
  • Lauri Linder, Research Professor. College of Nursing. 01/01/2016 - present.

Software Titles

  • Embody. Embody is a weight management game for the Microsoft HoloLens. It invites users to create avatars of themselves and then compare with photos to help understand body image and diagnose potential body image issues. Release Date: 12/01/2016. Inventors: Julia Franklin.
  • E-ops. “E-Ops” is an Emergency operations App that helps facilitate and triangulate emergency responses across the university of Utah Hospital while giving priority to color coded threat levels. Release Date: 12/01/2016. Inventors: Gordon Crabtree/Philip Chaffee.
  • ARUP App. Our project is to improve the current user interface that the ARUP lab uses. While clinicians already have organized access to patient CMR reports, the system's UI has easy to miss points that could be overlooked, which ultimately results in doctors giving their patients the wrong information. Release Date: 12/01/2016. Inventors: Brian Jackson.
  • MoleShare. A web-app developed to help people do melanoma self-identification. With the app, you can take photos and share them to inquire public’s opinion on whether it is suspicious or not. Reviewers, doctors and volunteers, can “Hot or Not” the photos, and even tag the photos to give their opinion. Release Date: 12/01/2016. Inventors: Jakob Jensen.
  • DinoLab. Dino Lab is a collaboration between EAE students and the Museum of Natural History. The goal of the game is to teach critical thinking in students ages 10-13. This is achieved by allowing them to build their own dinosaur and then testing their understanding of why their creation succeeded or failed. By thinking critically, students can beat the game without ever building a successful dinosaur as long as they understand why it failed. Release Date: 12/01/2016. Inventors: Madlyn Runburg.
  • TetraWheelChair. Tetra's new project is a web application that allows spinal cord injury clinicians to monitor how well their patients perform necessary pressure relief exercises that help prevent pressure sores that develop from prolonged wheelchair usage. The injuries caused when these points of pressure aren't given frequent relief are an enormous expenditure to the healthcare industry. The only current solutions to help people track their regimens are expensive and not covered by most insurance. We aim to provide a simple, cheap alternative. Release Date: 12/01/2016. Inventors: Jeffrey Rosenbluth.
  • Choreographish. This game is designed to help young adults with autism to think choreographically. Players are immersed in an underwater VR environment where they manipulate the paths of schooling fish to create personalized dances to their own music. Release Date: 12/01/2016. Inventors: Eric Handman.
  • Meaning of Screaning. This app lets you explore the possible outcomes of cell-free DNA testing, otherwise known as non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Release Date: 08/01/2016. Inventors: Erin Rothwell.
  • TetraSki. A skiing game simulation developed for tetraplegic patients wanting to use the Tetra-Ski device. The software includes a customizable controller, which will allow a user to export their input settings to the actual tetra-ski chair or any other compatible device that uses joystick and/or sip & puff controls. Release Date: 08/01/2016. Inventors: Jeffrey Rosenbluth.
  • TetraSail. A kayak game simulation developed for tetraplegic patients wanting to use the Tetra-Sail device. The software includes a customizable controller, which will allow a user to export their input settings to the actual tetra-kayak chair or any other compatible device that uses joystick and/or sip & puff controls. Release Date: 08/01/2016. Inventors: Jeffrey Rosenbluth.
  • MediGarden. MediGarden is a mobile game that helps users remember to take their medications on time. As you follow your medication regimen,you acquire resources to take care of a virtual plant that grows and blossoms as you take care of your own health. Release Date: 05/01/2016.
  • U-baby Fit. U Baby Fit is an EMR-integrated app that helps users track their weight gain during pregnancy, by also helping them track their walking activity and their eating habits. Users can take photos of their food to show their doctor for advice on how to eat better during pregnancy. Additionally, Google Fit can be integrated with U Baby Fit to track steps walked every day and throughout a user’s pregnancy. Finally, expectant mothers can check a chart of their weight gain from doctor visit to doctor visit, and add their own weight measurements in between visits to track their weight gain on a more micro level. Educational information populates based on where a mother at on her optimal weight gain progress during her pregnancy, to help inform the pros of optimal weight gain and the cons of being under or over optimal weight gain during her pregnancy, to help inform the pros of optimal weight gain and the cons of being under or over optimal weight gain during pregnancy. Release Date: 05/01/2016. Inventors: Erin Clark.
  • Avatar IVR. Avatar IVR is a mobile application designed to provide cancer treatment patients with a personalized guide throughout their recovery process. The main goals of the application are: 1 – Monitor the patient and any symptoms or side effects they may be suffering; 2 – Alert the patient’s clinician in the event that the patient’s symptoms are too severe and must be dealt with; and 3 – Coach the patient on ways they can improve their quality of life themselves. An on-screen character customized by the patient will help guide them through their recovery process. Release Date: 05/01/2016. Inventors: Kathy Mooney.
  • Wearable Stress. Game that essentially causes stress in order research and track the data associated with biofeedback that occurs during gameplay. The game incorporates realtime data transfer from the MS band to the Unity game which is a shooting gallery. The number of targets as well as their speed is a variable that can be manipulated in order to elicitate an observable change in one’s biofeedback. Release Date: 05/01/2016. Inventors: Ben Mabey.
  • Virtual Records. EMR-VR is intended to give patients with type-2 Diabetes an engaging visual representation of their medical data. A1c and glucose data is fetched through an electronic medical record database, and is used to form simple and compelling interactions. A primary goal of the application is to make an impact on patients without confusing numbers or charts. Release Date: 05/01/2016. Inventors: Bryan Gibson.
  • Robot Pinball Escape. Published MFA Student Project. I served as adviser and executive producer. One of the top rates Desura games upon release. Appeared in PC Gamer Magazine. Was distributed on over half of a million discs in game magazines in Northern Europe. Release Date: 10/11/2012. Distribution List: Desura.com.
  • Erie. Published MFA Student Project. I served as adviser and executive producer. The game has earned several awards, was reviewed over 100 times, and has over two million YouTube views. Release Date: 10/11/2012. Inventors: Entertainment Arts and Engineering: Master Games Studio, cohort 1.
  • Hoardzz. Xbox Live Indie arcade project developed with Game Makers Anonymous, an independent gaming company. Release Date: 05/01/2011. Distribution List: Xbox Live Indie Arcade.
  • Urban Space Squirrels . Video Game developed as part of the EAE Capstone Course. Release Date: 05/15/2010. Distribution List: Xbox Live Indie Arcade.
  • Rapunzel's Fight Knight . Video Game developed as part of the EAE Capstone Course. Release Date: 05/15/2010. Distribution List: Xbox Live Indie Arcade.