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Seminar about VR in healthcare

Date and time: Wednesday, 29th March 2023, 8:45am - 12:00am

Location: Room 304 at IKDC (Sölvegatan 26, Lund)

The seminar will be in Swedish.

Topic of the workshop:

What opportunities and challenges are there with VR in healthcare and how it can be applied in businesses.


  • Björn Lagnevik, Innovation Skåne
    Björn is innovation manager at Innovation Skåne. Innovation Skåne guides and develops opportunities for innovation and growth that benefit both Skåne and the rest of the world. We focus on areas where Skåne has particular strengths and abilities to meet global needs.
  • Ann-Sophie Gustafsson, Karlstad municipality
    In order for staff in care and social care to be able to assist users in the best way, they must be able to understand how a person with functional variation experiences their reality. During 2022, the municipality of Karlstad has worked with a challenge in finding a digital skills development tool to let care and care staff experience what it is like to live with cognitive impairment. In this presentation, you will find out more about how VR enables quality-assured competence development for health and social care personnel through experience.
  • Ivan Perlesi, Virotea
    Virotea is a Malmö-based IT company that, with the help of Virtual Reality (VR), wants to improve the living conditions and quality of life for care recipients in elderly care and LSS.
    The services are based on offering meaningful group activities for care recipients in the form of digital travel, and through a VR-based training on treatment where care staff can experience how everyday life can be experienced with cognitive impairment or intellectual disability.
  • Ayla Langlais, Curest
    Virtual rehab with real results. We combine many years of experience from healthcare with modern technology to create the best experience for healthcare providers and patients.”
  • Rikard Lundstedt, PhD Student, Lund University
    A Ph.D. candidate who is researching how VR can help elderly people to experience nature.
  • Peter Carlsson, Imvi Labs AB
    Peter is the CEO and one of the founders of Imvi Labs. Imvi Labs improve People’s Lives by Training Functional Vision & Reading.

The theme is how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can create value in healthcare. The aim is to show opportunities in solutions developed by companies and illustrate examples of how it is used in public sectors. We also highlight the research perspective on VR and AR as support in public activities. 
Many developers and healthcare companies invest in VR/AR. By using VR in the field of healthcare, new meaningful forms of treatment are created, both for the body and the psyche. With the help of VR/AR, we can visualize the human body, practice operations, treat people with Alzheimer's etc.