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Tuesday, June 18 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Aging Better through Virtual Reality and Games

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People enjoy playing games at almost every stage in life. A recent study points to the fact that there are over 41 million people over the age of 50 who play games on a regular basis. What’s more, games and VR are increasingly leveraged to make a positive impact on the lives of people as they age and also serve as intergenerational connectors. For this panel session, hear from experts at AARP, UCSF and Embodied Labs about how games and VR not only entertain but also play an integral role in our lives as we age, whether in healthcare and wellness ecosystems or throughout society as a whole.

Moderators
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Robert Fine

Executive Director, International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association (IVRHA)
Robert is the founder and Executive Director of IVRHA (International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association). In June 2009, Robert Fine convened the first social media conference on the East coast in Washington, DC. It garnered national attention with headline speakers from CNN... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Heather Leutwyler

Associate Professor, UCSF School of Nursing
Dr. Leutwyler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiological Nursing. Dr. Leutwyler has a BS in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner... Read More →
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Cezara Windrem

Innovation Catalyst, Head of VR, AARP Innovation Labs
Cezara is an emerging technologies leader, innovation and product executive employing immersive media and spatial computing to create valuable solutions to issues people face as they age. Creator of Alcove, the VR platform that brings together the intergenerational family connection... Read More →
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Carrie Shaw

CEO & Founder, Embodied Labs
Carrie Shaw works at the intersection of health education and virtual reality storytelling. She is the CEO and founder Embodied Labs, an immersive education and wellness platform for professional and family caregivers and the older adults they serve.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium