Virtual Reality and the Wounds of War

Virtual Reality and the Wounds of War

hidden woundsWar is perhaps one of the most challenging situations that a human being can experience. The physical, emotional, cognitive and psychological demands of a combat deployment place enormous stress on even the best-prepared military service members. Since the start of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) in Afghanistan and Iraq, over 2.5 million troops have been deployed. Between the unique natures of these conflicts, their duration and the common occurrence of multiple deployments, a significant number of returning service members have developed or are at risk for developing a range of behavioral health conditions such as PTSD and TBI. The urgency of this healthcare challenge has driven the DOD and VA systems to support research, development and application of novel and innovative technology-based approaches for clinical research and dissemination of care. This workshop is designed to provide an overview of some exciting VR and related technology directions that have been pursued to address the healthcare needs of those who have experienced combat-related trauma. Co-located with and following the International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies (fromĀ  September 19-22 http://www.icdvrat.org/), attendance at the VR and Wounds of War event is free and provide a forum for speakers to present on the work they are involved with developing, implementing and evaluating Clinical VR applications to address the behavioral healthcare needs of Service Members and Veterans.

Location
Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Pershing Square, Los Angeles

Date/Time
September 22, 2016
1:00pm to 5:00pm