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:
Deborah Wingler, PhD, EDACHKS
Driven by a passion to create healthcare environments that elevate the human spirit and support the health outcomes we all humanly deserve, my research focuses on improving the patient and staff experience through research studies that utilize real-time data collection techniques to elicit insight into patient and staff physiological, psychological and neural responses to high stress healthcare environments. Both in practice and academia, my research has focused on the integration of research into the design process at varying scales, from the development of emerging models of care through multi-year capital projects, to the development of tools to support evidence –based design decisions, and the design of products and platforms to support the delivery of care.
Sharmin Kader, Ph.D. in Architecture, is a designer and researcher with over twelve years of experience. She works as a Design-Research Associate at MTS Engineering and Design, and she is serving as a as a Recognition Chair of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Deign Research Association (EDRA). She has been researching the healthcare environment design since 2008.