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VR/AR Association Online Symposium: VR & AR in Healthcare

Online Symposium: VR & AR in Healthcare

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Join the VR/AR Association Healthcare Committee for this online event. 

400+ executives, doctors, researchers and specialist have already RSVPed to attend live.  

Start time is 5pm EST. 


  • Review of existing Committee work & deliverables
  • Speakers discussing their specific work in the following order:

Challenges in Therapeutic VR Research Dr. Brandon Birckhead MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

The International VR Clinical Trial Working Group has discussed several questions and challenges in developing VR clinical trials. Most of the challenges are seen in any area of study using VR technology, but a few are unique to therapeutic research. Potential solutions will be discussed however several of the challenges have no clear solution at this time.

Personalized VR/AR for Autistic People Dr. David Trainor, Founder & Principal, Sentireal Ltd.

Autism is a spectrum condition affecting how people perceive the world and interact with others. Personalizing and tailoring VR and AR experiences to the spectrum of neurological, sensory and social differences experienced by autistic people is a considerable challenge. These challenges and some solutions provided by adopting particular VR/AR design methodologies will be presented. To aid the presentation a case study of an educational VR/AR app designed for use by autistic people will be considered.

VR in Special Needs Research & Education: Opportunities & Challenges. Dr. Ali Fardinpour, B.Sc. PE, M.Sc. ITM, PhD, Wise Realities, Founder and Director

While more clinicians and educators are learning about the affordances of immersive technologies, and study results are being published in different fields, special needs kids/adults and their families form a fraction of these studies. Although fantastic research and applications are conducted and developed in this area, however, they are disjointed, and they lack common fundamental standards. During our collaboration with a number of institutions in autism, rehabilitation and mental disabilities, we have realised that with each problem defined, some prerequisite problems need to be solved.  The primary reason for this situation is usually that the technology was not developed considering consumers with special needs. The presentation will discuss our experience in facing different opportunities and challenges to open a dialogue with researchers, clinicians and industry partners for resolving these issues.

Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann, M.D., FACS

Dr Shafi Ahmed PhD FRCS

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