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New! A Special Invitation to Participate in the

1st MMVR / IFCARS Joint Conference on Human Machine Interface

The organizers of the international CARS Congress have invited a collaborative session at CARS 2015, next June in Barcelona. The session chairs are Ramin Shahidi PhD and Dave Warner MD PhD, members of our own Organizing Committee and Satava Award recipients. 

We invite members of the NextMed/MMVR community to present their work at this session, taking place Wednesday, June 24. The submission deadline is January 12, 2015. 

Invited topics are: 

  • New Frontiers in Brain-Computer Interface
  • Analytical Methods for Understanding the Brain's Operation
  • Imaging Brain Function and Brain Fingerprinting
  • The Brain, Neuron-Silicon Integration, and Prosthetics
  • Advanced Prosthesis and Exo-Skeletons
  • Toward the Bionic Vision
  • Wearables/Apps for Wellness
  • Sensors and Continuous Health Intelligence
  • Sensor Acquisition and Communication Systems (SACS)
  • Standards in Transfer and Aggregation of the Clinically Designed Sensor Data
  • Standards in Sensor Data Modelling and Analysis
  • Augmented Reality as a Rehabilitation Tool
  • Augmented Reality for Behavioural Therapy
  • Augmented Reality as a Feedback Mechanism for Wearable Wellness Data
  • Validation Standards and regulatory Clearance Issues for Human-Machine Interface
  • Ethical Issues in Brain-Computer Interface and Machine Intelligence in Medicine

Submission, review, and registration follow the protocol of the CARS Congress, detailed here. Note the two submission types: Abstract and Paper. Acceptance and publication will comply with CARS standards. The January 12, 2015, deadline is strict. 

CARS and NextMed/MMVR have many goals in common and it is a pleasure to share accomplishments in this way. Please contact us with any questions about participation in this inaugural activity. 

The NextMed / MMVR Conference

In 1992, the "Medicine Meets Virtual Reality" conference first presented a daring vision of healthcare transformed by newly accessible computer-based technologies. Participants explored how simulation, modeling, visualization, robotics, data networks, and ancillary tools could make medical therapy and education more precise, effective, and affordable. 

The evolving "NextMed/MMVR" continues to attract international researchers committed to intelligent healthcare: engineers, clinicians, educators, industry, military, students, futurists, and others. Analyzing progress across disciplines, they nurture a collaborative language that better assesses current challenges and enables improved outcomes.

Over two decades, medical virtual reality—along with the broader integration of IT with medicine—has advanced remarkably. And the vision shared at this conference still inspires with its creative mix of provocative thinking and validated investigation. 

Dates for NextMed/MMVR22 are now pending. Fall 2015 appears most likely, but we will confirm as soon as known. The Call for Presentations will open about 9 months prior to the conference, with a deadline about 7 months prior. 

In the meantime, we invite you to:

  • Visit our 2014 and 2013 archives to learn about topics and presentations
  • Provide us (or confirm) your email address to receive future updates
  • Enjoy lots of photos at our Facebook page

Please contact us with any questions about the conference [mmvr22-at-nextmed-dot-com].