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Talks at Twelve: Andrea Stevenson Won, Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Pain and Presence: The Clinical Use of Media
Andrea Stevenson Won, Departement of Communication, Cornell University

Thursday, March 16, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Beebe Hall, 2nd floor conference room

Using media to address pain can be a low-cost and low-risk intervention. Media used for this purpose range from simple text-based chats to immersive virtual reality experiences. In her talk Andrea Stevenson Won will review ways in which media can be used to address acute and chronic pain. Interventions include transporting patients from their painful surroundings, and changing how patients move and perceive their movements represented through media.  She will also describe an ongoing research project designed to test the effects of presence on pain in virtual environments.

Andrea Stevenson Won is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University, and the director of the Virtual Embodiment Lab in that department.  Her research focuses on creating novel embodiment experiences in virtual environments by tracking and transforming user behavior, with particular emphasis on the clinical and collaborative applications.  She received her Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University, working in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab.

This talk is open to all. Lunch will be served. Metered parking is available in the Botanic Gardens lot across the road from Beebe Hall. No registration or RSVP required except for groups of 5 or more. We ask that larger groups email Patty at letting us know of your plans to attend so that we can order enough lunch.

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March 09, 2017

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