957 Spring 2019 Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 101: Background, Now, and Future
Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, Mar. 27
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: ?Cherie Lejeune
Learn about how virtual reality (VR) is being used, including in 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 out at the 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, been a panelist for seminars, and works one-on-one with cognitively challenged adults and their caregivers. She consults for cutting-edge gaming companies who are focusing on health applications, especially in the emerging VR industry. She is co-author of Fairfax County’s Neighbor to Neighbor 50+ Initiative, and the human services chair for Fairfax Federation Citizens Association. She was a panelist for the first VOICE summit, a voice technology conference, in 2018. She is excited about the future where more and more digital tools will be integrated into the fabric of everyday older users’ lives.