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Tuesday, June 18

2:30pm EDT

Aging Better through Virtual Reality and Games
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.

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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 →

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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 EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium
Wednesday, June 19

3:15pm EDT

Transforming the Experience of Physical Activity Through Fitness Gaming
Mobile apps, wearables, VR, and AR are radically changing the fitness and wellness landscapes. New products, technologies and design thinking approaches rooted in gaming are being leveraged on a variety of platforms with the aid of experts in wellness, fitness, and maintaining active lifestyles. Whether offering support and motivation to undertake a consistent physical activity program, leveraging experiential tech to provide a broad range of new fitness gaming experiences or advancing efforts to standardize common understandings around the type, nature, and intensity of physical workouts -- this panel offers key insights into the evolving nature of tech, fitness, and game thinking.

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Margaret Wallace

Founder, KijiCo
Margaret Wallace is Chief Executive Officer of San Francisco-based KijiCo (www.kijico.com) and Co-Founder of Brooklyn-based Playmatics. She’s an award-winning entrepreneur and creator of digital and real-world games, products and other interactive experiences. An inventor and innovator, her games-related achievements have spanned a variety of industry sectors, ranging fro... Read More →

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Aaron Stanton

CEO, VR Health Institute
Aaron Stanton is the Director of the VR Health Institute, executive producer of the hit game QuiVr, and an investor in Silicon Valley. After years in the game industry as a journalist for the NY Times Co, he founded BookLamp, a machine learning company acquired by Apple in 2014. After... Read More →
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Ianthe Mellors

Head of Fitness, Fit XR
Ianthe is a professional dancer and teaching artist from England. She has been performing nationally since age five and has been teaching group fitness for nearly a decade. Ianthe has partnered with Nike, Reebok, ASOS, Adidas, Women’s Health and Sweaty Betty. She uses her dance... Read More →
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Jamie Rosen

Founder & CEO, WayBetter
Jamie is a serial entrepreneur who started his career as a toy inventor and later dropped out of Harvard Business School to start his first internet company. He has 10 patents and sold his personal patent portfolio to Yahoo! He is currently the Founder and CEO of WayBetter, which... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Starr Foundation
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