CIRPD Webinars Diane Gromala on Transforming Pain

By October 16, 2011 Events, Other News

Utilizing Science, Technology and the Arts to Transform Pain

October 19, 2011 at 2pm PDT
Prof. Diane Gromala, PhD

Pain is universal to human existence. One in five Canadians experiences chronic pain. On average, they wait two to five years before seeing a pain specialist. This webinar features Prof. Diane Gromala, who has suffered from chronic pain for several decades. She will provide an overview of the exciting potential of new technologies and interaction design in helping to improve the lives of people who live with long-term chronic pain.

This webinar will offer some fascinating highlights on:

  • immersive VR research: promising early results,
  • studies in the use of robotics to alleviate anxiety,
  • new developments in using social media to combat social isolation,
  • the importance of conducting research studies and participating in them.