Virtual Reality (VR) - Is it revolutionising Healthcare?

  • 21 March 2019
  • 18.00 - 20.00
  • Bright Building
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Virtual Reality (VR) - Is it revolutionising Healthcare?

All across the world there has been an increase in the uses of Virtual Reality (VR) in Healthcare. Some say it's set to revolutionise this industry. With applications in Medical training, Patient treatment, Medical marketing and Disease awareness among others this meetup will explore some uses and showcase examples of this technology in practice.

Agenda

5:30 PM - Arrival and Networking
6:00PM - Talks and Discussion
7:30PM - Food and networking

Speakers Bio

Dr. Bibhas Roy is the clinical lead for the Manchester Shoulder and Elbow unit with 7 surgeons making it one of the largest unit in UK. Also the clinical lead for elective work in the Orthopaedic unit in Manchester Foundation Trust.

As a fellowship trained, full time specialist Shoulder and Elbow surgeon since 2006, Bibhas wants to continue offering my patients an effective and efficient service. Honorary lecturer for Salford University and teaches in the Musculoskeletal Masters course as well as at the Salford Shoulder Series.

Dr. Farhan Amin

General Practitioner - Technologist and an entrepreneur.
Founder of Concept Health, a digital health start-up that delivers supervised physical and mental health services remotely using Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence. He was awarded one of the top 50 innovators in NHS by Health Services Journal in 2014 for his pioneering work on using patient stories to improve healthcare services. Dr. Amin one of the digital pioneers for improving the uptake of “Digital Therapeutics” for Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria STP.

Rigina Skeva

Rigina is an IT graduate and, later on, software engineer. She's gained valuable experience in back and front end development as well as several computer science fields. However, Virtual Reality (VR) immediately captured her interest and imagination. Apart from being a highly immersive and entertaining tool in the games industry, VR can constitute an innovative tool for psychology, too. Having the opportunity as a current PhD student to specialise on VR medical applications for psychological rehabilitation is more than a research project to her.

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