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Starting October 1st, 2018, I joined the SIMPeds program Boston Children's Hospital!  I am engineering and managing XR projects for simulation based training and helping clinicians adopt AR and VR into their practice.  See


Jeffrey Jacobson has a Ph.D. in Information Science, focused on Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR, AR, MR, XR).  With 25 years of research, projects, and consulting in several industries. He was one of the first researchers to use game technology for virtual and augmented reality, conduct empirical studies of learning in VR, and use Augmented Reality in museums and educational theater. His research and engineering papers are cited over 1000 times in the scientific literature.


Hardware Skills HoloLens, GearVR, Google Cardboard, Occulus Rift, HTC Vive, CAVEs, Domes, tablets & phones.

Software Skills:  Unity3D, C++, C#, Java, UNIX, Ruby, Perl, OpenGL, Vuforia, CaveUT, Unreal Engine, WorldViz, TechViz, MiddleVR, LabView, Machine Code, Scalable Desktop. 


  • Technical Strategy Outstanding ability to match client needs to innovative existing technologies.

  • Custom Software Development:  Deep system design skills and a team of colleagues for larger jobs. 

  • Industrial Training and Digital Change:  Decades of teaching and coaching experience. Many satisfied customers.

  • 3D UX Design:  Expert in how people interact with 3D digital objects and environments.

  • Science Access:  Deep knowledge of the scientific research literature on applications in VR & AR.

  • Project Management:  Deep and cutting-edge experience developing and applying XR tech.

  • Tech Community Organizing:  Helped build the AR/VR ecosystem in Boston and know all the key players.

  • Educator:  Extraordinary skill in communicating technical information to any audience.

  • User Research:  Efficient studies to answer key questions.

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