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Recent developments in 3D Virtual and Augmented Reality have stimulated innovation and creativity within both sport and healthcare training and education.

These innovations have the potential to improve athlete’s ability and performance, as well as patient safety and clinical processes. Hands-on, experiential learning in a realistic environment is increasingly required by all accreditation bodies, and is also expected by today’s learners. Almost any physiological model or clinical environment can be created to support the education of healthcare professionals – at any level of training.

These include creating the ability to “fly through the human heart or lungs, and even envisage real patient imagery in 3D” – offering medical trainees and professionals alike, the potential to rehearse surgical procedures prior to the actual operation.

…or in the case of sports professionals, improving reaction times, increasing awareness and peripheral vision are key performance indicators for them. Mobile experiences for fans and rehabilitation for injured players – all this can be designed and created with EON Reality interactive software solutions.

Please come join the conversation and listen to experts discuss these advances in the design and use of Virtual Reality applications within the sports and healthcare sectors.

EON Reality’s Manchester Interactive Digital Center
EON Manchester IDC serves as EON’s European Headquarters and its state of the art Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies, development lab, and artistic resources help meet the growing global demand for VR/AR.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
09.30 – Registration & Refreshments
10.00 – Welcome and Introduction
10.10 – Current Trends in VR/AR: Ken Swain, Chairman, EON Reality Ltd. 
10.30 – VR/AR Technology Showroom and Innovation Academy Tour: Case Studies, Innovative Applications, and Projects
12.30 – Lunch
13.30 – Improving Healthcare by Enhancing Education Using Virtual RealityDr Anu Khanna MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Loyola University
14.00 – Immersive Experiences Meet Knowledge Transfer:  Mats W. Johansson, CEO, EON Reality, Inc.
14.30 – VR/AR Sports Application Development and RoI:  Brendan Reilly, CEO, EON Sports VR
15.00 – Coffee Break
15.15 – Learning is not Enough, the Most Important Thing is to Create Value: Raúl Peláez, Sport Technologist, FC Barcelona
15.45 – Building a Global Centre and Using VR in Inter-Disciplinary Medical Training: Pamela J Boyers, Ph.D, Associate Vice Chancellor for iEXCEL, The University of Nebraska
16.15 – Drinks and Networking
17.00 – Closing Address

Thursday, May 19, 2016
09.30 – Registration & Refreshments
10.00 – Welcome and IntroductionKen Swain, Chairman, EON Reality Ltd
10.05 – Using VR/AR in First Team Player Development: Brendan Reilly, CEO, EON Sports VR 
10.30 – Innovative VR/AR in the NHS Clinical Training: Mark Hellaby, North West Simulation Education Network Manager, NHS
11.00 – Interactive Workshop – “Creating Your Own Medical/Sports AVR Application” – Marcin Kasica, Director of Global Education and Training –  EON Reality Ltd.
12.00 – Q & A Session – presenter panel
12.30 – Lunch
13.30 – Networking and One-to-one Meetings

Hotel Accomodations

  • Holiday Inn Manchester Central Park
    888 Oldham Rd
    Manchester, Lancashire M40 2BS
    United Kingdom
    Phone:+44 161 277 6910
  • Radisson Blu
    Free Trade Hall
    Peter Street
    Manchester M2 5GP
    United Kingdom
    Phone:+44 161 835 9929
  • The Park Inn
    Cheetham Hill Rd
    Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 4EW
    United Kingdom
    Phone:+44 161 832 6565
  • Renaissance Hotel
    Blackfriars St
    Manchester M3 2EQ
    United Kingdom
    Phone:+44 161 831 6000