Simulation & Digital Health at the NRC

From manufacturing simulation to surgical simulation to VR cognitive care
Jordan Hovdebo & Robert DiRaddo
DFP Classroom: FSC 2300

The presentation is essentially an overview of our group’s journey in simulation R&D, highlighting the importance of being multidisciplinary, agile and working with collaborators.  We start with an overview of current work in digital health, then describe our 3-phase model for undertaking R&D, from low to high TRL, including our approach to engage a group of early adopters in an iterative software development process.  We show how we transitioned from manufacturing simulation to surgical simulation to VR cognitive care.  Following this, we will highlight some recent technical advancements in the fields of remote care and VR cognitive care.  This will include a description of our work to develop intelligent interaction interfaces for remote patient management systems and the creation of an in-game avatar coach to identify and help users in VR manage the effects of cybersickness.

Event directions

Once you are inside the Forestry Science building walk to the rear (south-east) of the building by passing through the large open study area and up the stairs to the 2nd level student (“treetop”) lounge area. Turn left, pass through the double doors, and room 2300 will be immediately to your right.

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