This week's guest is Dr Brandon Birckhead, MD, who is a project scientist working on VR clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai. He is currently running the Digital Pain Reduction Kit study which is assessing the use of virtual reality therapy in those with musculoskeletal injury. This will be one of the largest randomized control trials within VR pain reduction research. He is also the co-director of the Virtual Medicine Conference along with Dr. Brennan Spiegel the founder of the event. One of the largest immersive technology conferences focused specifically on its use in healthcare.
In VR education, Brandon has collaborated with radiation oncologists at Moffitt Cancer Center to assess its use in medical education. While at the Medical College of Wisconsin he designed a VR breast cancer education program to help patients understand radiation treatment and why it is of use for their cancer. He then designed a pilot study which has garnered 40K of funding from the NCI.
Alex and Brandon discuss how technology can be used to improve patient performance and outcomes in healthcare, how remote tools including immersive technology are essential post-COVID and the importance of remote training and education.
Tweet Virti: @virtimed
Contact Virti: https://virti.com