If you are a developer, engineer, designer or XR expert we have good news; you don’t need to have any medical expertise to participate in the MedVR event. At the conference, you will be working alongside leading medical practitioners, scientists and researchers. Simply bring your interest, and tech or design skills!
Our symposium is inspired by The Reality Virtually Hackathon at the MIT Media Lab that we organized last year; which proved once again that self-forming multidisciplinary teams can outperform teams of monodisciplinary experts in either the medical or XR design fields. You will join and build a community of highly creative and talented experts, and have valuable chances to meet others pushing the boundaries of VR/AR/XR creation.
The MedVR conference will recognize the best prototype projects with prize awards. In addition some teams will be awarded incubation and ongoing mentoring post-conference, including opportunities to pursue a research or commercial paths for your prototype project.
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|Morning||AR/VR Workshops||Ideate||Continued Build Time||Award Ceremony|
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Following an introduction to MedVR, the event will begin with a series of workshops designed to empower and inspire participants. Based on individual backgrounds, participants may join different workshop tracks covering subjects such as the fundamentals of AR and VR, and the elements of the design and development process.
The evening session on Day 1 is mandatory, and will be critical as team formation will occur during this period. The following topics will be covered:
Following this, team formation will occur, and the process of ideation and design will begin.
The second day of MedVR is the most critical creative time. The entire day is reserved for teams to iteratively ideate, generate designs, and work on building prototypes.
The third day will include further building time, and work on projects must be completed before judging in the evening. During this time, for those participants who are interested and/or available, a forum will be organized for attendees to learn from peers and other experts in immersive technology, including a review and discussion of current applications of XR in healthcare.
In the evening, projects will be judged in two rounds, during which team members must be present. Category winners will be selected in the first round, and the best overall project will be selected in the second round. Depending on your team's judging order, please plan to be present until 10:00 PM. There will also be a reception for participants to relax and celebrate with refreshments.
The fourth day will begin with an award ceremony recognizing the winners. We will recognize and thank our sponsors.
After the award ceremony, we will hold an insider exposition for MedVR participants to learn about each other's projects. Later, doors will be opened to the public.