PhD student, Mark Nazemi was recently awarded the McQuarrie Hunter Graduate Student Scholarship for his chronic pain research. This is the first time that the award was offered at Simon Fraser University for funding research in chronic pain.
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Xin Tong’s Body Image Body Schema (BIBS) and Virtual Reality (VR) paper accepted in “The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2015 (SPIE)” conference
Pain Studies Lab students scored Best Game and the Microsoft Surface Award at the UNITE Conference in Seattle
Both Xin Tong and Chao Feng who are graduate students in Pain Studies Lab presented two posters at co-located venues SIGGRAPH/Expressive/Computational Aesthetics 2014. Xin’s poster presented her new pain expression visualization design and pain patients’ activity data visualization. Chao’s poster presented part of his thesis research – affective space visualizations. The posters represented the latest studies conducted at the Pain Studies Lab about pain visualizations and personal pain data analytics.
SIGGRAPH is one the most prestigious venues for showcasing breakthroughs in practices and production in Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Computational Aesthetics is one of SIGGRAPH’s co-located venues that bridges the analytic and synthetic by integrating aspects of computer science, philosophy, psychology, and the fine, applied & performing arts.
Xin Tong, Dr. Diane Gromala, Dr. Chris Shaw and Patrick Clarke’s paper got accepted in Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference (EVA) 2014 and Dr. Shaw presented their paper Transformation between Electronic Arts and Chronic Pain: Long-term Body Activity Data Visualization and Pain Animation Expression in EVA.
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.
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