May 23, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Design Exchange
part of a series on Preserve
About the speaker
Lora Appel is an Assistant Professor of Health Informatics at the Faculty of Health at York University, and a Collaborating Scientist at OpenLab, an Innovation Centre housed at University Health Network, the largest medical research organization in Canada.
She leads Prescribing Virtual Reality (VRx) a collection of studies that introduce and evaluate AR/VR/MR interventions for patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. She received several grants from the Centre for Aging in Brain Health Innovation to pursue this work in aging and Dementia care and is collaborating with the Toronto Public Library on VRCHIVE, a workshop that uses VR to capture local memories of older adults.
Lora’s expertise is in applying design thinking and science methodologies to healthcare innovation; she is passionate about designing interventions that provide care in the pursuit of a cure.
Lora is also involved in the design of diVRsity, a new curriculum at York University that empowers students to capture accessibility issues on campus.
Community Sponsor – Red Academy
Red Academy is a tech and design school with an agency-style teaching method that focuses on real client projects in UX/UI design, web and app development & digital marketing with locations in Toronto, Vancouver, and London. They offer short full-time and part-time diploma programs to help young professionals and career changers break into the tech industry.
Venue Partner - Design Exchange
Design Exchange, is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At the crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, our exhibitions, talks, workshops, and youth education programs are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life. They are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary.
234 BAY ST
Toronto,, Ontario Canada M5K 1B2
May 23, 2019
8:30am - 10:00am