Medical Extended Reality: Toward Best Evaluation Practices for Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medicine - FDA Public Workshop



The US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has announced a public workshop to be held on March 5th, 2020 in Silver Spring, MD. The workshop will also be webcast live and recorded for later viewing. 

The workshop program provides opportunity to explore evaluation techniques for hardware, standards development, and assessment challenges for applications of Extended Reality (XR) in medicine. The overall goal of the workshop is to identify critical gaps that may impede medical XR device development, innovation, and to advance the evaluation of medical XR devices and applications. This will ultimately contribute to the development of safe and effective medical XR devices. 

The impressive list of speakers is headlined by Rafael Grossmann, the world's first surgeon to use Google Glass during surgery, and also includes:

  • Bernard Kress, Microsoft,
  • Hiroshi  Mukawa Sony,
  • Vinay Narayan, HTC,
  • Don Gyou Lee, LG, 
  • Kevin MacKenzie, Facebook Reality Labs,
  • Brennen Spiegel, Cedars Sinai Medical Center,
  • Walter Greenleaf, Stanford University,
  • Dimitri Amiras, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, 
  • and many, many more.

Extended reality technologies are increasingly being used in the training of surgeons and other healthcare professionals.  If you are a decision-maker regarding the use of extended reality technologies in your simulation program, you should seriously consider participating in this important workshop. 

Registrations are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Find out more, see the full program and register to attend here