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Virtual Reality (VR) Technologies for Research & Education in Obesity & Diabetes

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July 15–16, 2010


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); National Cancer Institute; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH); Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, U.S. Department of Defense; Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH; Obesity Research Strategic Core (ORSC), Office of the Director, NICHD


Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda, Maryland


VR technologies—human interaction with computer-simulated environments—have been developed for surgery, rehabilitation medicine, and behavioral medicine, and also might be useful in linking visual and other sensory aspects of food and exercise with the user’s internal cognitive and emotional states. This workshop will explore the research potential of VR technologies as tools for behavioral and neuroscience studies in diabetes and obesity, and the practical potential of VR technology in fostering more effective utilization of diabetes- and obesity-related nutrition and lifestyle information. The proceedings will be published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.

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Dr. Lynne Haverkos, ORSC, Office of the Director, NICHD
Tel: (301) 435-6881

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