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The Future of Virtual Reality in Sports and Healthcare

2016-05-18T09:30:00+00:00 2016-04-19T13:30:00+00:00 ,

SportsHealthEvent6Recent developments in 3D Virtual and Augmented Reality have stimulated innovation and creativity within both sport and healthcare training and education.

These innovations have the potential to improve athlete’s ability and performance, as well as patient safety and clinical processes. Hands-on, experiential learning in a realistic environment is increasingly required by all accreditation bodies, and is also expected by today’s learners. Almost any physiological model or clinical environment can be created to support the education of healthcare professionals – at any level of training.

These include creating the ability to “fly through the human heart or lungs, and even envisage real patient imagery in 3D” – offering medical trainees and professionals alike, the potential to rehearse surgical procedures prior to the actual operation.

…or in the case of sports professionals, improving reaction times, increasing awareness and peripheral vision are key performance indicators for them. Mobile experiences for fans and rehabilitation for injured players – all this can be designed and created with EON Reality interactive software solutions.

Please come join the conversation and listen to experts discuss these advances in the design and use of Virtual Reality applications within the sports and healthcare sectors.

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EON Reality’s Manchester Interactive Digital Center
EON Manchester IDC serves as EON’s European Headquarters and its state of the art Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies, development lab, and artistic resources help meet the growing global demand for VR/AR.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
09.30 – Registration & Refreshments
10.00 – Welcome and Introduction
10.10 – Current Trends in VR/AR: Ken Swain, Chairman, EON Reality Ltd.
10.30 – VR/AR Technology Showlroom and Innovation Academy Tour:  Innovative Applications and Projects
12.00 – Building a Global Centre and Using VR in Inter-Disciplinary Medical Training: Pamela J Boyers, Ph.D, Associate Vice Chancellor for iEXCEL, The University of Nebraska

12.30 – Lunch
13.30 – Improving Healthcare by Enhancing Education Using Virtual Reality: Dr Anu Khanna MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Loyola University
14.00 – Immersive Experiences Meet Knowledge Transfer:  Mats W. Johansson, CEO, EON Reality, Inc.
14.30 – VR/AR Sports Application Development and RoI:  Brendan Reilly, CEO, EON Sports VR
15.00 – Coffee Break
15.15 – Innovative Technology in Sport: TBD
15.45 – Pushing the Boundaries of F1 Motorsport Simulation and Design: TBD
16.15 – Drinks and Networking
17.00 – Closing Address

Thursday, May 19, 2016
09.30 – Registration & Refreshments
10.00 – Welcome and Introduction: Ken Swain, Chairman, EON Reality Ltd
10.10 – Using VR/AR in First Team Player Development: TBD
10.30 – VR/AR – Creating Better Training and Communication: TBD
12.00 – Using Innovative VR/AR in the NHS Clinical Training: Mark Hellaby, North West Simulation Education Network Manager, NHS
12.30 – Lunch
13.30 – Networking and One-to-one Meetings

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