Embracing Technology

13 April 2017

Location

Lecture Theatre BH2-09
Barbara Hanrahan Building
(ground floor)
55 North Terrace
City West Campus

Registration essential

Event details

Date: Thursday 13 April 2017
Time: 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre BH2-09, Barbara Hanrahan Building (ground floor)
University of South Australia, City West campus, North Terrace, Adelaide
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As part of our Successful Ageing Seminar series, we invite you to attend this FREE seminar to hear from two distinguished presenters on the topic of virtual reality and other innovative technologies which have the potential to improve the lives of our ageing population.

Presented by:

Professor Mark Billinghurst
Professor of Human Computer Interaction
University of South Australia

Dr Ross Smith
Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Wearable Computer Lab
University of South Australia

Seminar summary

After a welcome from Emeritus Professor Ruth Grant, you will hear from Professor Mark Billinghurst, a world-leading researcher in the field of innovative computer interfaces that can merge virtual and real worlds. Mark will introduce you to virtual reality, augmented reality and other innovative technologies. He will highlight some of the past challenges that technology has presented, but explain why this technology should be embraced. Dr Ross Smith will then share how virtual reality and other technologies are being applied across industries such as defence, aged care and health. He will highlight some current projects that he is working on, sharing how virtual reality is being used in chronic pain therapy, and to better understand dementia.

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions after each presentation, with a short break for refreshments in between.

Audience members will also have the opportunity to take part in a hands-on demonstration at the end of the seminar.

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