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Augmented Reality has great potential for patient care, recovery and surgery. Its functionality has the potential to benefit a range of clinical, educational and training applications. Innovations like Microsoft HoloLens and the emerging mass market of AR/VR headsets indicate that these technologies will become familiar to surgeons and inevitability be integrated into their day-to-day practice. The challenge of identifying compelling and valuable experiences for these modalities now begins.

10/4/2017
When: Wed Oct 4, 2017
5:30-8:30 PM
Where: Regis College, Fine Arts Center
235 Wellesley St
Weston, Massachusetts  02493
United States
Contact: Bill Munger
617-620-4161


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Oct 4 MDG Forum
             

Augmented and Virtual Reality
From Games to Game Changing Developments

Attendees will learn the benefits, capabilities, limitations, and what's next in Augmented Reality for general and medical applications.

 

Three AR stations will be available for attendees to experience. So get there early! 
 
Virtual RealityFull immersion - you are 'in the game'.
  
Augmented Reality: The 'game' is superimposed on the real world about you.


Augmented Reality Tryout Stations
 
 
Brent Glover
NovaRad Surgical Application

 


 
 
 
 
  
      
 
Gavin Bauman
Case Western Medical Anatomy Education

 
 
 
 
 

         


Mark Belmarsh
Total Respawn Zombie Apocalypse Game








Wednesday Oct 4, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Regis College Fine Arts Center
Who Should Attend
  • C-level management from established to startup companies
  • Medical development entrepreneurs
  • Engineers and data scientists
  • Organizations serving the needs of entrepreneurs
  • Medical Technology professionals
  • Product management professionals 
Our Distinguished Panel
Panelists




Albert Kwon, MD
AUGMENTx Co-Founder 
Chen-Ping Yu, PhD
Phiar Co-Founder 
Brent Glover
NovaRad, Director of Software Engineering 
Gavin Bauman
Microsoft, Technical Evangelist 
Mark Belmarsh
President Total Respawn 


Co-Moderators


Jeffrey Karg, Managing Director, Boston Innovation
Brian Geisel, President & CEO, Geisel Software

Abstract
Augmented Reality has great potential in the field of patient care, recovery and surgery. Its functionality has the potential to benefit a range of clinical, educational, and training applications.

Innovations like Microsoft HoloLens and the emerging mass market of AR/VR headsets indicate that these technologies will become familiar to surgeons and inevitably be integrated into their day-to-day practice.
The challenge of identifying compelling and valuable experiences for these modalities now begins along with validation of their benefits in all aspects of patient care. 

Program Description
Augmented Reality (AR) is a powerful technology enabling digitally generated 3D/2D images to be overlaid onto real world environments. Think of movies like Minority Report which uses AR to control systems and display information or Terminator which displays information in the eye of the main cyborg character.

These are examples of information display and systems control, but that is just half the story. Imagine the amputee that has phantom pain or poor limb control or the stroke victim with paralysis or weakness, both caused by the damaged part of the brain.

By employing AR and visualizing the normal movements of the paralyzed, lost, or disabled limb, the brain can be reactivated. This reactivation promotes re-learning of motor function and sensory processing, rewiring the brain when coupled to conventional rehabilitation therapies. Imagine getting ready to perform surgery on a gall bladder: Technicians have loaded the patient's 3D body scanned data into the system from CATScan and MRI sources; the augmented information and displays have been registered to the real world through a navigation system; and the predetermined surgical plan has been loaded into the AR system. The surgeon puts on the head mounted display and now has a significantly expanded access to information, 3D anatomy display, and guided tour of the operation. 

Panel Bios
Co-Moderators
Jeffrey Karg, Managing Director, Boston Innovation
Boston Innovation helps entrepreneurs combine passion and planning to avoid running out of money before product development is complete. We specialize in products requiring hardware, firmware, software, mechanical design and user design.

Brian Geisel, President & CEO, Geisel Software
Geisel Software is a leading Medical and Internet of Things development company that focuses on the IoT Confluence: Embedded, Web and Mobile Software. By working with some of the most innovative hardware, software and security companies, Brian has quietly influenced the design decisions in many of the devices hitting the market today. Brian is also a prolific blogger and has been featured in BBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, Bloomberg Business, and other major outlets.

Speakers    
Albert Kwon, MD, AUGMENTx Co-Founder
Dr. Kwon is a general pediatrician and anesthesiologist specializing in pain medicine. Drawing on his undergraduate experience at the MIT Media Lab in the Synthetic Neurobiology Group and his daily engagement with his patients, he sees AR as a powerful therapeutic tool. His company, AUGMENTx, was founded to create augmented reality enabled therapy for neurological rehabilitation of stroke, limb amputations, and rare chronic pain syndromes that otherwise have very limited treatment options. 

Chen-Ping Yu, PhD, Phiar Co-Founder
Chen-Ping Yu is the CEO of Phiar Technologies developing AR navigation with artificial intelligence driver’s assistance. He was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University researching neuro-inspired deep learning. Prior to that and armed with an MS/PhD in Computer Science, he focused his research on computer vision and machine learning. He is the recipient of numerous honors and fellowships, including the National Science Foundation. His AI research has appeared in top-tier venues in computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, cognitive science, and neuroscience. 

Brent Glover NovaRad, Director of Software Engineering
Brent is Director of Software Engineering for Novarad, a leader in healthcare IT and imaging solutions. He has been working in healthcare for nearly two decades, coding for more than half of that. He doesn’t believe there is a single path to expertise, which is why he codes, learns, listens, promotes, and influences all spheres of innovation within his reach. He blends strategic vision with operational and tactical know-how. He believes that technology is just now beginning to drive healthcare innovation and is excited to see what the future holds. 

Gavin Bauman, Microsoft, Technical Evangelist
He has given numerous technical talks at local events such as Boston Code Camp as well as national events like PAX East on game, mobile, and cloud app development. He’s got a passion for building robust client applications and educating the technical community on what he’s learned. When he’s not playing video games or out with his dog, he spends time dreaming up and building prototypes for the next big mobile app. 

Mark Belmarsh, President, Total Respawn
Total Respawn creates augmented reality(AR) shooter experiences for airsoft and paintball arenas. Our product line up will include everything from shooting your way out of the zombie apocalypse to a military themed AR shooter experience. 

Agenda
5:30 - 6:15PM  Arrival, Networking & Dinner
6:15 - 6:30PM  Announcements and Introductions
6:30 - 8:00PM  Speakers and Q&A
8:00 - 8:30PM  More networking

Program Co-Chairs


Jeffrey Karg, Managing Director, Boston Innovation
[see bio above]
Brian Geisel, President & CEO, Geisel Software
[see bio above]

Fees 
Fees 
(Light dinner included)
Registration Fee: Early Reg.
(By Sept 27)
Week Prior
(Sept 27 - Oct 4)

At the Door
(Oct 4
 
Members: $30 $35 $40
NonMembers: $40 $47  $55
Students with a Valid ID $15  $15  $15 

      
Location (Free Parking)

Regis College, Fine Arts Center
235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493
  
About MDG
The Medical Development Group (MDG) is a community of individuals professionally committed to the Medical Device and other Medical Technology Industry segments united by the belief that innovation and advances in technology lead to substantial improvements in health care. MDG pursues this mission through the organization of educational programs and forums: the facilitation of cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration; the creation of venues for networking and information sharing for current and aspiring professionals, clinicians, and entrepreneurs; and the development of alliances with complementary organizations.

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