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Seminar: A Cyber Human Approach for Capturing and Assessing Human Movement Performance

Setor Zilevu

PhD Candidate, Virginia Tech

Friday, October 29, 2021
2:30pm - 3:45pm
2150 Torgersen Hall

Setor Zilevu


This seminar will be a twofold presentation. The first half describes the iterative participatory design approach for assisting therapists, patients, and cyber-human agents in creating an ecosystem for capturing and analyzing human-movement performance for stroke survivors. I will present my research as a User Experience Engineer and Researcher, using qualitative and quantitative methods to understand the needs, pain points, and design implications for patients, therapists, and cyber-human agents. The primary contributions of this research include understanding how to use participatory design to support the capture of human movement performance. The broader impact of this work shows how interface design encourages reflection for users, how to create a framework that increases inter-rater reliability, how to develop reflective interfaces for understanding human-movement performance, and how to motivate users while improving adherence within the healthcare domain.

Navigating through graduate school is a very challenging process and transition for many students. Graduate students suffer from high rates of social depression, anxiety, and fatigue. The Covid-19 pandemic has heightened these challenges due to many students feeling isolated. The second half of this talk aims to shed light on how best to navigate graduate school from the perspective of a current Ph.D. Candidate, as well as tips and tricks learned along the journey.


Setor Zilevu is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on healthcare, Human-Computer Interaction, and User Experience Research. His dissertation topic is creating a cyber-human approach for capturing and assessing human-movement performance. He is a 2x GEM Fellow and, after graduation, will be working at Facebook as a User Experience Researcher. Setor is the recipient of the 2019 William Preston Outstanding Thesis of the Year award for Virginia Tech.