WEBINAR: Extended reality applications (virtual, augmented & mixed reality) in healthcare and surgery
April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The next Medical Technologies & Systems Special Interest Group (SIG) will take place online, join us as we discuss Extended reality applications (virtual, augmented & mixed reality) in healthcare and surgery.
Attend to hear about:
– Remote surgical collaboration through Virtual Reality
– VR as a tool to bridge the gap between academic and clinical practice. The past, present and the future
– Mixed Reality – The Future of Surgery Starts Now
This free to attend event is held as part of the INSTILS programme – a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, click here to be re-directed to further information about the project. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is £190, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants.
Chaired by: Professor Philip Breedon, Professor of Smart Technologies, Nottingham Trent University
As well as his role at Nottingham Trent University, Philip is also a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered IT professional. He is a member of the Department of Health’s National Institute for Health Research invention for innovation funding panel and holds a number of journal editorial positions. His research interests and latest projects centre on new and emerging technologies and materials. This includes wearable technologies, 3D printing of pathological models, additive and subtractive manufacturing for medical applications, surgical robotics, cardiovascular devices, augmented /virtual/immersive technologies and environments, the surgical pathway and investigative research related to the utilisation of ‘smart materials’ for medical applications. Through promoting his work and research activities he now works with a number of surgeons and clinicians across Europe.
Richard Vincent, CEO & Founder, FundamentalVR
Richard has 20+ years’ experience of building international businesses and has throughout his career sought opportunities for positive market disruption through technological application. It was this desire that led him to co-found FundamentalVR to help address an age-old problem for the medical market; how to create safe, realistic, measurable spaces to learn and develop skills. In his role as CEO Richard is responsible for building a world class team of medical, learning and technologist who together can realise the company’s ambition of creating the world’s first global, haptically enabled, low cost ‘flight simulator for surgeons’.
Jan Antons, Business Development Manager, Vertual Ltd
Jan qualified as a therapy radiographer in 1992 and worked clinically in Bristol before working in various roles in the industry, including product specialist, product manager and clinical specialist roles. An MSc in radiotherapy followed in 2008 with a thesis focusing on prostate brachytherapy. After a 2-year placement in the US and experiencing the US Healthcare market, Jan joined Vertual, a Hull-based SME, in 2009 as a product specialist. From 2010 to 2019, Jan managed a large territory and distribution partners within the assigned regions, including the UK and Ireland, the US, South America and Canada. After completing an MBA in 2019, Jan started her current role as business development manager.
Dr Linda Brützel, Product Manager, Brainlab Linda is a physicist with expertise in biotechnology and medical science, currently working as a Product Manager at German medical technology company Brainlab. Linda has a strong background in data analysis, programming and technical development of experimental setups. After completing her PhD on ‘Structure and Conformational Dynamics of 3D DNA Origami Objects Probed by Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering’ she worked as a Product Manager for PNDetector and as image analysis consultant at Astra Zeneca (formerly known as Definiens).