2017 ~ Present | Helmsley Charitable Trust, NIH



NYU-X, located in the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, investigates the use of emerging technologies for innovation in health care. NYU-X examines how novel HC (human-computer interaction), virtualization/simulation technology (including virtual reality), and next-generation fabrication solutions can be found for so-called “wicked” problems in clinical care, medical education, and public health. The lab works with a large interdisciplinary team of clinicians, engineers, and research scientists from across NYU. Students will have access to the NYU-X lab and collaborative/federated facilities at NYU and in the New York metropolitan area. Students will also partner with faculty from the Integrated Digital Media Program at NYU Tandon, housed within the Media and Games Network (MAGNET), NYU’s flagship facility for innovation and applied research in culture and technology.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Faculty, staff and students form transdisciplinary collaborations that span from fields of engineering and computer informatics to the cognitive and biological and health sciences. Collaborative teams incorporate experience and expertise in content, ideation and innovation, design, development, evaluation and entrepreneurship involving developing innovative solutions to challenging real world problems.

Methods and Technologies

  • Intelligent home environments
  • SMART home technology and sensors
  • Augmented reality systems
  • intersection of healthcare, technology, education, and innovation
  • STEM Nursing
  • Inventioneering

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Integrated Digital Media
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Psychology

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Interest in the topic and a willingness to work with others.

Team Advisors

Winslow Burleson


Helmsley Charitable Trust, NIH