Immersive Reality: Realising the Benefits in Health

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Thursday 19th Apr - Thursday 19th Apr
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2018-04-19 13:00:00 2018-04-19 16:00:00 Europe/London Immersive Reality: Realising the Benefits in Health South Bank Room The Tetley Hunslet Road Leeds LS10 1JQ


South Bank Room The Tetley Hunslet Road Leeds LS10 1JQ

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Virtual and augmented reality are gaining traction in many aspects of our lives - from entertainment through to education. This event, hosted by mHabitat and NHS Digital, considers the role of virtual reality in healthcare and provides opportunities to test out these new technologies for yourself!

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in how to apply virtual and augmented reality to healthcare practice.

About the Speakers:

Dr Keith Grimes, a VR doctor and lifelong geek and gamer, will share how he is using virtual reality in his primary care practice. Keith is the founder of ‘VR Doctors’: an online community dedicated to exploring Virtual & Augmented Reality in Health & Social Care. As @theVRDoctor, he publishes a regular vlog exploring the use of Immersive Reality technology in healthcare.

Joining the panel will be Dr Sarah Daniel, clinical director at Motion Rehab - neurological rehab specialists; and Stephanie Hayes, a registered Nurse and Midwife undertaking PhD research on the application of virtual reality educational interventions for maternity professionals.

More speakers to follow.

Health & Wellbeing Strategy

Our city’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2021 sets out a clear vision that ‘Leeds will be a healthy and caring city for all ages, where people who are the poorest improve their health the fastest’. This includes maximising the benefits from information and technology as a key priority. The health and wellbeing strand of the Digital Festival is a celebration of the diverse and innovative work taking place to help us achieve our shared, bold ambition for Leeds to be the best city for health and wellbeing.

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