VR & AR: #TheNextEvolution in Healthcare

About the Topic

Virtual and augmented reality have the potential to revolutionize healthcare as an industry in ways that are almost impossible to measure. One aspect is the delivery of medical training, both in the classroom and through continuing education, or surgical practice through immersive technology during the days leading up to a procedure. 3D visualization allows for improvements in diagnostics, as well as patient empowerment, allowing non-medical professionals to visualize – in three dimensions – what certain conditions and procedures actually mean. Telehealth also becomes much more powerful when presented through AR and VR – with physical context available to both the medical professional and the patient. Even going beyond the medical industry, there’s VR based exercise programs, AR based cooking instructions, and even VR based meditation programs (which make it easier to block out the outside world distractions) – which all contribute to overall health and wellness. Come learn about theses topics and hear form experts working in this field right now, here in Chicago.

What’s The Format:

5:30-6:00 – Demos and Networking
6:00-6:30 – Introductions.
6:30-7:30 – Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:30-8:15 – Networking & Demos
8:15-8:30 – Cleanup and Good Bye

We start with informal networking and technology demonstrations, then host a panel discussion to answer audience questions, and we end with more networking and technology demonstrations. The conversation will start with a primary topic, but ultimately take us wherever it goes. We keep it simple and informal – this MeetUp is about you, our members, and not the host or presenters. Come and try some new technology, get your questions answered, and take your next step in XR Technology.

Panel Members

Eric Gantwerker MD, MMSc(MedEd), FACS

Eric Gantwerker MD, MMSc(MedEd), FACS

Vice President, Medical Director at Level Ex

Erika Gangware

Erika Gangware

3D Product Designer

Jia Luo

Jia Luo

Vice President, Engineering at ImmersiveTouch

Carter Egan

Carter Egan

Technical Director at ImmersiveTouch