Seminar

The application of VR and telemedicine to ageing and neurological conditions

  • 12.00 - 13.30
  • 24 Apr 2024
  • Carnegie School of Sport Building, Lecture Theatre 1, Leeds, LS6 3QS
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The application of VR and telemedicine to ageing and neurological conditions
Virtual reality and telemedicine have gained wide attention to the way we exercise in a home based environment especially after COVID-19.

The presentation will give an overview of the application of virtual reality during cycling in different levels of virtual environments and the second half will focus on preliminary results of a funded study by Parkinson’s UK H2201- Keep on Keep Up for Parkinson’s Disease (KOKU4PD).

Speaker Bio

Dr Gill Barry is an Associate Professor in Clinical Biomechanics at Northumbria University. Her research focuses on the application of novel technology in the application of exercise in particular balance and postural control in ageing and neurological conditions. Dr Barry also has a keen interest in running mechanics and the application of wearable technology to assess athletes. Dr Barry works as part of the Physiotherapy Innovation Laboratory at Northumbria and is a Guest Editor Frontiers of Neuroscience. Dr Barry has a consultant role for the scientific advisory group for KOKU health, which is a start-up company between the University of Manchester and Reason digital health.

Chair: Dr Gareth Nicholson

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