The educational program will use a hybrid online/in-person program to reach the global medical and technical communities. The in-person program depends on improvements in the mitigation of the pandemic.
Introduction to XR technology.
The module will cover a brief history of the technology and the operation and uses of some of the more popular and emerging AR and VR platforms.
Medical XR Design
This module introduces design thinking and the core principles of human-centered design, XR design, and digital health design.
Introduction to applied healthcare XR technology
The main topics of this module are diagnostic and therapeutic applications of XR in fields such as education, mental health, pain management, and surgery.
Introduction to evidence-based healthcare innovation
The evidence-based scientific process behind translational medicine will be covered, including clinical trials with examples of both XR and other technologies.
Implicit bias training
Implicit bias training will play an integral part in interpreting the evidence to eliminate disparities in project development and interpersonal team dynamics.
Interdisciplinary collaboration, teamwork, and project management
This is the most important module. The role and function of technical and healthcare team members with examples of working projects will be explained. We will invite working practitioners to present their work. Examples of project/product management cycles will be explained, including pitfalls and best practices. Small teams chosen from the participants with diverse experiences will contribute.
Introduction to governance and regulation - ethics, HIPAA, and the FDA
This will be the most challenging module to produce and deliver because governance and regulation evolve with the XR technology. The state of governance and regulation will be covered, and the ethics practices of healthcare explained.
Capstone Project Introduction
The module includes choosing a team, evaluating and selecting a project, and the end-to-end practice of creating a product prototype. Practitioners holding various technical and medical roles will talk about their experiences.