Learn more about how you or your organization can work with XRPeds
Building upon well over a decade of experience and success, XRPeds aims to support researchers, clinicians, and educators in the early stages of exploring and iteratively developing and implementing innovative projects utilizing XR and game technology. At its core, XRPeds is focused on improving the lives of youth and youth adults, particularly those at risk for experiencing health disparities associated with race/ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, and disability.
Participate in a Study
There are a variety of ongoing studies and trials. Let us know if you are interested in participating!
Invite Us to Speak
XRPeds team members are available to discuss our work, as well as the general state of XR technologies as it relates to kids, safety, and health. Let us know if your group, conference, or organization are interested in learning more.
Workshops & Programs
An important goal of XRPeds is to provide outreach and programming to underserved youth within our community by providing workshops, internships, and training in Unity and XR as it relates to research, game intervention development, and clinical applications. By providing youth with these types of experiences and ongoing mentorship opportunities, we intend to help them reach their future ambitions of working in the XR and game industry, a field that needs more female and minority voices.
Open Positions & Internships
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to with an interest in infection prevention and control, technology-based interventions (including augmented and virtual reality-based interventions (AR/VR)), serious games, health behavior or public health, clinical research, or nursing and appropriate experience to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers, pediatricians, and educators.
The Postdoctoral Associate will work primarily with Drs. Hieftje and Marks on the development, evaluation, and implementation of a AR/VR-based videogame intervention focused on infection prevention and control for NICU staff and parents. The Postdoctoral Associate will gain skills in intervention development, recruitment of study participants; focus group/playtesting facilitation; pilot program evaluation; data collection, management, and analysis; developing a manuscript; and presenting findings to both community and academic audiences. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities related to the project.
Support Us / Donate
Our work is funded through a variety of grants, gifts, and volunteers. We couldn’t do this important work without people like you!