XR (Extended Reality) is transforming healthcare from a variety of angles, such as education and training, data visualization, and patient outcome improvement. To get a taste of the exciting applications of this emerging technology in healthcare, we invite professionals in software development, design, and computational biomedical research to showcase their projects and share what they’ve learned.
You can revisit the recordings on our Youtube channel. Here are the links to each of the talks:
- Product designer, Brian Hui, gave us an overview of XR’s use cases across industries, especially in healthcare.
- Full-stack AR/VR engineer at Medivis, Wenbo Lan, guided us to dive deeper into XR applications in therapeutics, medical education, and surgeries.
- Assistant Professor of Research in Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine, Alex Sigaras, presented XR projects in precision medicine.
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Below is the lineup of our speakers:
Brian is a Product Designer and currently works as a Consultant for Sogeti, part of Capgemini. With his background in print media management, he understands the profound impact creative media and experiences can have on people. Whether it is creating an augmented reality apartment hunting experience, a mixed reality art-viewing experience, or even an e-commerce website, Brian strives to create things that can enrich humankind and help people live better lives.
Over the last couple of years, he has been working in a start-up environment where he uses his UX skills and applies them to augmented reality as well as web and mobile. More recently, he is helping Sogeti’s clients optimize and improve their e-commerce experience. Brian could give us an overview of AR/VR’s use cases in different industries, its growth factor, then focus on AR/VR applications in healthcare.
Wenbo Lan is a full-stack AR/VR engineer for Medivis, and its SurgicalAR platform, which is the only XR application that has FDA clearance for clinical use in the U.S. He will guide us through the history of medical imaging, use cases of XR technology in medical imaging, then dive into the exciting work his current company Medivis is working on. This is an interactive session that leaves plenty of opportunities for Q&A.
Wenbo obtained his Master’s degree in Computer Science at New York University. His specialization in the XR field began with working as a software engineer researcher focusing on Human-Computer Interaction in VR and AR environments at Future Reality Lab, guided by Professor Ken Perlin. Prior to Medivis, he worked on various XR projects that were featured in Future of StoryTelling, SXSW, SIGGRAPH, and the Sundance Film Festival.
Alex is an Assistant Professor of Research in Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine. He develops software solutions for the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine and Institute for Computational Biomedicine with projects spanning healthcare system design, LIMS, and pipeline design for computational genomic analysis.
Alex’s research interest focuses on data visualization and interaction of healthcare and genomic data using new emerging technologies including augmented and virtual reality such as Hololens, Oculus Rift, and Google Glass.
In this one-hour talk, he will elaborate on his case studies that have successfully demonstrated XR application’s clinical use case in precision medicine.