The Interactive Media Institute (IMI) is a 501c3 non-profit organization working to further the application of advanced technologies for patient care. IMI sponsors national and international workshops, meetings, and continuing education courses. The Institute is also active in conducting research and clinical trials, and specializes in virtual reality, telehealth, videogame virtual reality, and human-computer interaction research. IMI is actively working with world leaders who are experts in utilizing virtual reality, multimedia, computer-generated avatars, personal robots and other technologies to treat patients with both mental and physical disorders. IMI is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. IMI maintains responsibility for the program.
The organization is currently in need of funding to create an infrastructure to include the purchase of a building and special equipment. The goal of IMI is to be a place in which interdisciplinary trainees and researchers come together from around the world to create, test, and develop clinical protocols to be disseminated throughout the medical and psychological community. IMI realizes that the mind and body work in concert to affect quality of life in individuals, and also seeks support to research specific areas in the mental and physical health-care fields.