The University of Southern California and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies are proud to announce the 1st Annual USC Virtual Reality Health Week! USC VR Health Week will host a collection of conferences on topics relevant to the use of VR and advanced technologies for a range of application areas including: Pain Management, Disabilities and Mental Health, Psychological Wounds of War, Medicine, Advanced Body Sensing, and the science of Intelligent Virtual Human Agents. With the current advances, interest, and adoption of these technologies and application areas, USC and the Institute for Creative Technologies, is poised to make significant contributions via its research, development and leadership in these emerging areas. We welcome you to join us in Los Angeles as we explore and shape the future! (click on conference images to go directly to the conference sites for more information)
The VRPain2016 Conference will include representatives from the research, clinical, regulatory, funding, and business sectors, with a goal of charting a path to move VR forward into this realm of clinical care. Topics will include acute and chronic pain management, addressing phantom limb pain, reducing psychological pain of stress related disorders, minimizing discomfort during cancer treatment, and the general advancement of healthcare practice in this area.
Started in 1996, this is the longest running VR conference focused on disability and mental health conditions. Peer reviewed papers and demos will be presented across a wide spectrum of VR rehabilitation approaches that address both the physical and psychological difficulties of persons with disabilities and mental health disorders (Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Anxiety Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Low Vision, etc.).
This workshop is designed to provide an overview of some of the exciting VR and related technology directions that have been pursued to address the healthcare needs of those who have experienced combat-related trauma. The assessment and treatment of PTSD and the use of Virtual Human agents for healthcare support and clinical training will be primarily focuses on in this half-day workshop.
The 10th Annual Global Body Computing Conference is an event designed for those seeking modern healthcare solutions. Digital and life science executives, sensor and more app inventors, strategists, designers, investors, visionaries, and creatives are sure to captivate all in attendance. The internationally renowned conference is known for creating and cultivating ideas that turn into sustainable industry trends. We are entering an era of virtual, borderless medicine and it's time to prepare for the trend. Learn how to navigate the constant collision of the digital and virtual world's with the real world at this year's event.
Be sure to also read more about the 2nd Annual Virtual Reality Hackathon: Medical Empathy Machine and register here to participate for your chance to win $10,000 and a speaking opportunity in the conference program!
IVA 2016 is the 16th congregation of an interdisciplinary annual conference and the main leading scientific forum for presenting research on modeling, developing and evaluating intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) with a focus on communicative abilities and social behavior. IVAs are intelligent digital interactive characters that can communicate with humans and other agents using natural human modalities like facial expressions, speech, gestures and movement. They are capable of real-time perception, cognition, emotion and action that allow them to participate in dynamic social environments. In addition to presentations on theoretical issues, the conference encourages the showcasing of working applications.