As a media psychologist, Dr. Durnell focuses on using virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic technology to transform healthcare. Dr. Durnell works in the commercialization and human behavior side for medical and clinical applications—in particular, VR innovations for the treatment of PTSD/Phobias, mental health, pain management, addictions, cognitive rehabilitation, medical/clinical education, wellness and surgical training.
Medicine promises to become the biggest vertical market for the use of VR. Recent research has demonstrated that VR is changing healthcare outcomes by structuring it—by augmenting it—by replacing it. Dr. Durnell discusses how advances in virtual reality are changing patient results.
Speaking at APA on In Group/ Out group Bias and how virtual reality (VR) can bring insight into this form of favoritism toward one's own group or derogation of another group. An in-group is a group of people who identify with each other based on a variety of factors including gender, race, religion, or geography. The tendency to distinguish between in-group and out-group members has moral implications.
Stanford Workshop on Medical VR and AR: Surgical Planning and NavigationSabine Girod, MD, DDS, PhDProfessor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.