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REMINDER:Join us on 2/9 on Healthcare Essentials Series: Virtual Reality & Healthcare Design

  • 1.  REMINDER:Join us on 2/9 on Healthcare Essentials Series: Virtual Reality & Healthcare Design

    Posted 02-04-2021 11:53 AM

    Earn 1 AIA HSW LU | Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021 | 2-3 pm ET


    Virtual reality (VR) has been a buzz word for several years now, but designers are harnessing it's power as a creative design and communication tool. VR is a medium that has the unique ability to accurately simulate the patient's perspective and allow healthcare providers to step into their patient's world before the design process has completed.  By visualizing and understanding first-person experiences, healthcare designers are empowered to provide better design solutions, ultimately providing better quality care to vulnerable patient populations.  This session will review current VR technology and its role in the design process.


    After participating in this webinar attendees will:

    1. Identify the current state of VR/AR technology.
    2. Understand the benefits and effectiveness of VR in comparison to other methods of communication and its direct effort on the design on healthcare facilities.
    3. Understand the role of VR in the design process and see examples how virtual reality technology can be used to improve patient-centered care.
    4. Gain insights into the future of VR/AR in the industry and how it virtual reality can influence the design process for the healthcare built environment.


    Deborah Wingler, PhD, EDAC

    Callum Vierthaler, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
    Pulse Design Group


    Sharmin Kader, Ph.D

    Adriana Garcia
    Manager, Equipment Planning
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
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