“We know from decades of research that virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies can address the most difficult problems in healthcare. Ranging from mood disorders such as anxiety and depression to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, autism, cognitive aging, as well as neuro and physical rehabilitation,” said Dr. Walter Greenleaf of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University and the Association’s Founding Advisory Board Chair.
“We look forward to further collaborating with the immersive healthcare community to shape how XR healthcare solutions are effectively and ethically designed and delivered,” said Carrie Shaw, Founder and CEO of Embodied Labs. “Our organization, Embodied Labs, is proud to be a founding member of the IVRHA.”
The Association had its official kick-off meeting at the end of the 3rd Annual VR and Healthcare Symposium this past March 8th, 2019 at the University of Arizona. The group discussed the initial goals and strategy for the Association for 2019.