GRAND NCE, a multidisciplinary research network in computer graphics and new media, featured a Virtual Reality project by Pain Studies Lab undergraduates on GRAND website. The post elaborates on how the researchers develop emerging technologies for management of chronic pain. To read more, please visit the blog post.
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The interdisciplinary “Health and Digital Media Research Workshop” took place on Friday October 25, 2013 at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre. This workshop aimed to connect current GRAND NCE researchers with CIHR and CHRP researchers to explore possible healthcare research projects that respond to significant real-world healthcare issues. Many GRAND researchers are collaborating with researchers in health and medical sciences, and are interested in continuing and initiating new health and medical science related projects. Keynote Speakers were Dr. Kendall Ho (UBC, Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Medicine), and Dr. Yaakov Stern (Columbia University, NY, NY). 24-36 research faculty and graduate students joined the discussions, as well as 12-18 health and medical scholars.
More information on the Workshop can be here: http://www.sfu.ca/~sld5/HDMW/
Prof. Gromala, Jeremy Mamisao, Julian Giordano, and Mehdi Karamnejad presented two posters showcasing the latest projects of the Pain Studies Lab at the PAINWeeK conference. The conference is one of the most distinguished pain education resources for practitioners and it is a chance for pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and researchers to present the trends in pain treatment/management.
Mehdi Karamnejad presented two posters at co-located venues SIGGRAPH/Expressive 2013. The posters represented the latest research being conducted at the Pain Studies Lab on Human-Computer Interaction, Biofeedback, Game Design, and Social Sciences. SIGGRAPH is one the most prestigious venues for showcasing breakthroughs in practices and production in Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.
More information can be found here
Pain Studies Lab members presented a demo of the Sensorium Virtual Reality project in The Creative Economy Event at Surrey Arts Center. The event was meant to “announce a new partnership on recognizing the economic and social value of fostering a thriving industry in city of Surrey”.
Dr. Gromala and Dr. Shaw along with the Pain Studies Lab’s graduate students Mark Nazemi, Mehdi Karamnejad, Maryam Mobini, Amber Choo, Ozgun Eylul, Jeremy Mamisao, and Bryn Ludlow attended GRAND 2013 / Canada 3.0 joint conference in Toronto. Well-knowns such as Chris Anderson, Jane McGonigal, and Jian Ghomeshi were among the keynote speakers for the event.
The project leaders of GRAND NCE coordinated meetings to discuss and assess current progress within each project and discuss future research paths. The conference also facilitated networking sessions in order to assist project leaders and graduate students find potential collaborators.
Additionally, graduate students presented their papers and posters in various tracks and showcased their new revolutionary approaches for different projects addressing problems in computer science, graphics, sound design, visual analytics, and social sciences.
On the subsequent day, the team checked out Firsthand’s new stereoscopic display. NIH-funded user testing is scheduled for May.
Mark Nazemi and Maryam Mobini were invited to participate at this year’s CHI 2013 workshop on Designing for and with Vulnerable People. In total the committee received 53 submissions to the workshop. All of the papers were reviewed by at least two members of the workshop and program committees, following which they accepted 22 papers for discussion at the workshop. The paper that was accepted was titled Soundscape: A Prescription for Managing Anxiety in a Clinical Setting. The goal of the workshop was to organize a series of plenary and group discussions/activities, which was to enable dialogue between attendees with different experiences, expertises and perspectives related to the workshop theme. For a detailed look at the outcome and the discussion, please visit the workshop website: http://di.ncl.ac.uk/vulnerability/
The fourth annual digital media conference of GRAND will be held in Toronto from May 14-16. The conference aims to demo multidisciplinary research being conducted across Canada in digital media. The Pain Studies Lab will present four posters which showcase the research being conducted by the lab members. The title of the posters are as follows:
- Soundscapes: A prescription for managing anxiety in a clinical setting
- Immersive virtual reality and Affective computing for gaming, fear and anxiety
- The Science, Poetics and Theories of Touch
- Aesthetics: GRAND Definitions