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Dr. Bernie Garrett Presents at UBC Nursing Rounds on VR

Happy VR New Year to all!

On January 24, Dr. Bernie Garrett from UBC Nursing will be giving a presentation on the 2015 case series exploring the use of VR therapy at home with chronic pain patients. A live VR demonstration will also be available.

Dr. Garrett is the principal investigator of this case series and has a background as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the UK, and has a PhD in Information Science. His major focus is on health applications of virtual and augmented reality.

You can get more information on this exciting event on the UBC Nursing Rounds website.

Here’s more information for those interested in attending:

Date: Jan 24, 2017

Time: 8:00-8:45am

Location: T206 – 3rd floor of the UBC Hospital

To register, please click HERE.

To attend via webinar, please click HERE.

Hope to see you there!

Meeting Your Baby for the First Time Through VR

A groundbreaking technology has allowed parents to meet their unborn baby in a virtual reality headset. This technique works by merging ultrasound imagery with magnetic resonance imaging, which scans the womb and fetus to build a 3D model. Not only can you see the fetus in 3D, you can also hear the its heartbeat through this technology.

This technology can be used medically as well, as it can help doctors pick up problems with the fetus early on, as the 3D image maps out the internal structure of the fetus, thus allowing specialist to see the progression in organ development. Very cool!

For more information, visit the news link here.

New VR headset, Daydream View Announced by Google

Google just announced its new VR headset, Daydream View. You can visit the official website to check out the new headset or this neat YouTube video. This headset requires a Daydream-ready phone in order to operate and it comes with a remote controller similar to the ones that comes with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The headset is covered in soft fabric and can be connected wirelessly. Shipping starts in November. Can’t wait to try on one of these in the near future!