March 19, 2024

Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation, Grand Rounds: Leveraging Consumer Available Virtual Reality Technology to Enhance Engagement to Therapy with Byron W. Lai, Ph.D.

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Byron W. Lai, Ph.D.Byron W. Lai, Ph.D.The Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation held a Grand Rounds presentation with speaker Byron W. Lai, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB Department of Pediatrics, within the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, on Thursday, March 14.

Lai is positioned within the UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative and is a member of the Children's of Alabama Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Team. His research interests focus on incorporating technology to increase the reach and sustainability of exercise trials for people with disabilities.

Lai uses virtual reality technology to improve care delivery in pediatrics. In this Grand Rounds presentation, he shares how becoming an expert in the technology available allows health care professionals to offer the most effective care possible to their patients. Tune into the recorded seminar to learn more.



If you would like to connect with Dr. Lai, he will be attending the Beyond Boundaries: VR and AR in Alabama Conference on Friday, April 5 at the UAB Collat School of Business. Experience a transformative conference hosted collaboratively by UAB Medicine, UAB Collat School of Business, UAB Libraries, and i3 Corporation that will focus on the impact of virtual reality and augmented reality across various sectors as well as what awaits us in this expanding space.