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Monday, April 11 • 3:05pm - 3:25pm
Experiments with Extended Reality (XR) Tech to Enhance Cancer Care

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The Tech Incubation team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has explored a variety of hardware and software solutions to create applications in Extended Reality (XR) - a term that captures the spectrum of technologies that range from completely immersive Virtual Reality to Augmented Reality. This allowed us to experiment and innovate on new ways of providing novel and immersive experiences, as well as enhancing and augmenting telemedicine. We believe that our prototypes demonstrate that this technology could serve to humanize the experience of cancer care by 1) using simulation to better prepare patients for their treatment process, 2) providing emotional support and motivation to our younger patients, by engaging them through novel interactions with virtual AI companions and 3) helping patients and their caregivers feel more connected to their clinicians. We will describe how we have used these and other tools to rapidly develop XR proofs of concept.

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Megan Campos

Director, Experience Research, Mad*Pow
Megan has always been creative, and a job at a local web and print agency was the lightbulb moment that led her to immerse herself in all things design.Since then, Megan has been fully committed to building her research skills. Through her Master’s coursework at Bentley University... Read More →
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Nedret Sahin

Senior Experience Strategist, Mad*Pow
For Nedret, humans are the best part of human-centered design. Her fascination with people and their behavior led her to experience design and strategy, a perfect fit for her endless curiosity and desire to learn.Nedret comes to Mad*Pow with a B.S. in Marketing, Information Design... Read More →

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Gijs Brouwer

Data science and Technology Research Lead TechIncubation DigITs - Technology Division, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Gijs Joost Brouwer is a computational neuroscientist (PhD) and psychologist (MA). After leaving NYU where he worked as a research scientist, he has worked for several technology startups, as well as working as a innovation specialist for humanitarian efforts at the United Nations... Read More →

Monday April 11, 2022 3:05pm - 3:25pm EDT
Room 3