Virtual reality technology has matured to the point where it is ready for some real world applications. Science fiction has led the science again in this case and VR headsets are now a hot new item that eventually may replace or for sure change smart phones into something else.
Healthcare is one of the most promising areas for the use of virtual reality. VR technology is being tried for many aspects of healthcare and where it will prove to be the most beneficial is yet to be seen. The virtual reality hardware is technically ready and the prices are reasonable so now what is needed is the software applications. This is the purpose of this symposium later this month.
Attention virtual reality applications developers – You will want to attend this Stanford Virtual Reality Conference
Stanford Virtual Reality and Behavioral Change Conference.
This symposium seeks to fulfill the need for physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and clinical social workers to increase their knowledge and competence regarding innovations in the application of virtual reality (including augmented reality) in psychiatry and behavioral health, including appropriate referral of patients for these treatments.
Topics will also include discussions of virtual and augmented reality innovations and resources that are most likely to change the field including, but not limited to: emerging therapies and devices, impactful combinations of existing treatments with virtual reality, and models for how clinicians may collaborate on these innovations with computer scientists and engineers.
Notably, teaching techniques at the symposium will include speakers , posters, and an innovation lab, in which attendees may apply to present solutions to challenge problems in an award contest and engage in experiential learning to improve upon ideas in real-time through expert feedback and interaction. This years Stanford Virtual Reality Symposium promises to the best one yet!