Intensive Care and Emergency Services

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Intensive Care and Emergency Services-Human factors-Robert Stone

United Kingdom

University of Birmingham.

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Robert Stone


Human Interface Technologies Team,
Department of Electronic, Electrical & Computer Engineering,
University of Birmingham,
Birmingham B15 2TT,

Research Interests:

Human factors, Simulation and Virtual/Augmented and Mixed Reality in healthcare, patient rehabilitation and emergency services training.


  • Professor Robert (Bob) Stone is Professor of Interactive Multimedia Systems at the University of Birmingham, Director of the University’s Human Interface Technologies Team, and an Academician of the Russian International Higher Education Academy of Science.  
  • A Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Bob has over 36 years of experience in human factors research and consultancy in both industry and academia.  
  • His interests today focus on the development of human-centred solutions for virtual reality, mixed reality and advanced human interface applications in defence, digital heritage and healthcare.  
  • His healthcare research focuses on future simulation and interactive technologies for post-trauma/post-operative physical and psychological rehabilitation, and future “mixed reality” pre-deployment training solutions for defence medics.  
  • Bob collaborates closely with the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he is also a member of the Hospital’s Human Factors Faculty.  
  • The recipient of numerous national and international awards, 2017 will be Bob’s 30th year of involvement in the VR community, courtesy of a career-changing experience in 1987 at NASA Ames in California - one that has driven his human factors research goals ever since.