YVR Mixed Reality & Vancouver Medical Community to Unite for Bi-monthly Meetups
By Ani Phelan, Director of Operations
Work at Play continues to invest in VR/AR computing. As part of our YVR Mixed Reality Meetup our office hosted a medical Special Interest Group (SIG) last month, which focused on bringing mixed reality technologies to the medical profession.
The connection between industries began when Work at Play CEO David Gratton was asked to speak at the INTERFACE Health Summit, a global conference for leading experts to share ideas and innovation on the future of health and medicine. David immediately turned to the YVR Mixed Reality Meetup to find local technology experts working in the medical field to be part of his presentation. The connections made at the Summit between these industries were so successful that the YVR Medical SIG was formulated.
The YVR Mixed Reality SIG is a bi-monthly event with prominent members of the Vancouver medical community. The SIG is lead by Vancouver technologist, Erik Kiss.
AR/VR has the potential to fundamentally change our health care. The use of artificial intelligence and 3D visualizations will lead to more accurate diagnosis and highly personalized treatments, ultimately delivering on improved outcomes for patients.
If you are a professional in the medical community and interested in joining the YVR Medical SIG, please get in touch!
If you are a developer or designer actively involved in mixed reality projects, we invite you to join the YVR Mixed Reality Meetup.