Can AI deliver empathetic medical consultations?

A team of researchers are interested in exploring how digital humans compare to human physicians when delivering medical consultations.

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What's involved?

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to watch a short video of a digital human or a human physician interacting with a patient and answer a few questions. This study is conducted completely online and will take approximately 15 minutes. You will be entered into a prize draw to win a $100 Prezzy card. 

Eligibility criteria

You may be eligible for this study if you:
  • Have an internet connection and an electronic device. 
  • Are over 18 years of age and have experienced a doctor's visit in the last ten years. 
  • Have no uncorrected auditory or visual impairments. 


For further information please read the participant information sheet below before contacting:

Primary Investigator

Ruby Verma 

Primary Supervisor

Professor Elizabeth Broadbent 
Phone: (09) 3737599 Ext. 86756

Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 26/04/2024 for three years. Reference number UAHPEC27193.