Kognito Interactive to Highlight PTSD & Resiliency Training Simulation for Veteran Families at I/ITSEC Innovations Showcase, 11/29/11

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Online Avatar-Based PTSD & Resiliency Simulation Accessed By More Than 45,000 NY and NJ Area Veterans Families Since Veterans’ Day Launch

New York City-based Kognito Interactive (http://www.kognito.com), a leading developer of online role-playing simulations and serious games in the area of health, will present as part of the I/ITSEC Innovations Showcase on Tuesday, November 29 at 2:45 p.m. (booth 3201 in the West Exhibit Hall). Kognito will demonstrate its newest simulation, Family of Heroes (FOH), which is a PTSD & Resiliency training for families of returning veterans.

Using simulation built with Kognito’s proprietary Human Interaction Game Engine™, the innovative avatar-based online training, developed in collaboration with the VA NY/NJ:

  • allows family members to engage in virtual role-play conversations with emotionally responsive avatars to recognize signs of PTSD, depression or thoughts of suicide in their loved one, and
  • gives them tools to handle the immediate situation and get the veteran to seek help.

Since FOH (http://www.familyofheroes.com) was launched earlier this month, more than 45,000 New York- and New Jersey-area veterans families have accessed the training. “When one out of every three returning veterans reports symptoms of mental disorder, but fewer than half seek help, families become the front line of defense,” said Ron Goldman, Kognito’s CEO. “Using virtual role plays, this program can accelerate the time to treatment for a troubled veteran by providing family members with the skills to recognize signs of distress and to motivate the veteran to seek help.” To view a demo go to: http://www.kognito.com/ptsd

WHO: Ron Goldman, CEO and Dr. Glenn Albright, Director of Applied Research, Kognito Interactive (company booth #721 at exhibit hall)
WHAT: Innovation Showcase. I/ITSEC
WHEN: Tuesday, November 29, 2:45 p.m.
WHERE: West Exhibit Hall, Booth #3201

About Kognito Interactive: Kognito Interactive is an award-winning developer of research-proven serious games & simulations where users learn to manage mission critical conversations by speaking with intelligent avatars. Deployed online or via mobile devices, Kognito’s simulations have been adopted by 250 organizations including state and federal agencies to train 1,000,000+ users in the US, UK, and Canada. Learn more and view demos at http://www.kognito.com

About I/ITSEC: The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the world’s largest expo of its kind, promotes cooperation among the armed services, industry, academia and various government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs.

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