A significant challenge for many in quarantine is how it is impacting physical, psychological, and emotional health. Inactive lifestyles due to stay-at-home orders can lead to decline in health and wellness. Simple acts of standing and stretching can be immensely helpful for physical health in contrast to sitting. Meditation and access to therapy can have significant impacts on your mental health. Immersive Technologies have been crucial during the pandemic for providing more – socially distanced – opportunities for people to gain access to meditation, therapy, and fitness programs. Even just standing while VR fishing can have real impact for many while providing a relaxing, immersive experience. Continuing to de-stigmatize mental health as taboo, XR offers methods that individuals can actively pursue their own path for cognitive – as well as physical – health.
Join us Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 in Virbela as we discuss how immersive technology is taking on hugely important aspects of our health and wellness.
What’s the Format
The virtual environments we have been using resemble physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees prior to the start of the presentations. If at any point it feels very loud, feel free to move your conversation to another part of the space where there are less people. We suggest that you arrive no later than 6:00pm and we will get started promptly at 6:15. Please try to get familiar with the Virtual Reality technology and environment prior to the event, as we will be unable to provide support during the event.
We will start with informal networking, then host a panel discussion to answer audience questions, and we end with more networking. We keep it simple and informal – this event is for you, our audience, and not the host or presenters. Come and get your questions answered, take your next step in XR Technology.
- 6:00-6:15 – Networking & Preparation
- 6:15-6:30 – Introductions & Welcome
- 6:30-7:45 – Panel Discussion and Q&A
- 7:45-8:15 – Networking
About VR/AR Chicago
VRAR Chicago brings together people who are interested in working with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. Our mission is to support individuals and organizations in and around Chicago that are actively working with immersive (XR) technology – providing consulting, business development, and technology development services. We are actively producing, promoting, and demonstrating VR and AR technology in our businesses and community. VRAR Chicago accomplishes our goal by producing events that are promoting and educating audiences about the real world use of VR and AR technology in their industries, and by providing production support for events that are either using XR technologies as an aspect of their event, or utilizing remote experiential technology (streaming, XR, webinars, etc.) as their event platform. for more information, visit us at https://www.vrarchicago.com.
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
And Our Supporting Partners:
2112 Chicago, VR Motion Learning, IGDA, XR Women