Chattanooga Engineers Club To Hold Virtual Meeting April 13

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Chattanooga Engineers Club is adapting to the current environment and will offer its first virtual meeting next Monday, April 13, at noon via Zoom. Those who register will receive additional instructions by email on Monday morning to help make their experience better.

"We will continue exploring opportunities to engage with the local engineering community via webinars, online conversations and virtual tours, so we're eager to hear from anyone who would like to help plan, present, host or learn (see contact info on our website)," officials said. "Many thanks to those at Baylor school and within the Engineers Club who have set up this first presentation."

About the presentation:

- Title: Feasibility Study of Concussion Rehabilitation using Virtual Reality (VR)

- Presenters:  Katy Waddell and Will Tippett, seniors at Baylor School, Chattanooga

- Discussion: Concussion, the most common mild-traumatic brain injury, is a difficult injury to conduct specific rehabilitation for due to its numerous list of symptoms that encompass issues related to the body’s neurological communications, vestibular system and oculo-motor system. Virtual reality (VR) has become a potential tool for healthcare-related applications due to its tunable environment and immersive capabilities. The work presented here demonstrates a VR prototype of exercises experiences for improving gaze stabilization and balance, designed for the VR setting; the environment created in VR allows for control over the movement of objects, the speed of the moving objects, the level of vibrancy of the colors used to create the environment, and the level of audio used for each exercise. Physical counterpart exercises as well as a detailed testing protocol were also designed for future studies to differentiate between the presence of symptoms in a control population as a result of the virtual reality and physical versions of the exercises in order to establish the program's feasibility for a study on a concussed population.

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Eligibility for PDH credits has yet to be determined.


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