963 Winter 2019 Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality “101:” Background, Now, Future
Monday, 2:15–3:40, Feb. 4
United Christian Parish, Reston
Instructor: Cherie Lejeune
Learn how Virtual Reality (VR) is being used today, including a wide range of health-related applications. It is becoming commonplace in many physical and cognitive therapeutic settings. Augmented Reality, now embedded in some smartphones, is making a difference in our daily routines as well. Some VR equipment can be tried by students in this class. The instructor’s excitement for the future, when many more digital tools will be integrated into the fabric of older users’ lives, will be clear when participants hear her passionate presentation.
Cherie Lejeune found a third-act career as a champion for technology awareness and best use practices for older users. She has taught workshops, has been a frequent panelist for seminars, and works one-on-one with cognitively challenged adults and their caregivers. She consults for cutting-edge gaming companies that focus on health applications, especially in the emerging VR industry. She enjoys a variety of community leadership roles that include first vice president for both the National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc., and General Federation of Women’s Clubs Northern District VA. She is co-author of Fairfax County’s Neighbor to Neighbor 50+ Initiative, and is the Human Services chair for the Fairfax Federation Citizens’ Association. She was a panelist for the first VOICE summit (where Amazon was primary sponsor) in New Jersey in July 2018.