Arts & The Brain: Medical Avatar

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 7:30pm

The Mansion


Medical Avatar

Virgil Wong, CEO, Medical Avatar, LLC

Renowned artist and researcher Wong presents a live demonstration of the Health Time Machine™. This amazing technology generates a Healthy Selfie™ 3-D animated model of your body, coaches you to improve your nutrition and fitness, visualizes your progress, and predicts future potential states of your health. Learn how innovative insurance companies and employers use health time travel to inspire people to live healthier lives.

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Arts & The Brain: Medical Avatar

About the Presenter
Virgil Wong is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Medical Avatar, LLC, a mobile health company that generates personalized 3D anatomical bodies to visualize health information in the past, present, and future. As a researcher in medical cognition and intelligent technologies at Columbia University, Wong studies how medical time travel simulations of patients’ bodies can inspire behavior change and improve outcomes, empowering patients and employing evidence-based practices to reduce healthcare costs. Wong has also served as vice president of interactive media at Element Solutions, a company that creates strategic technology solutions for more than 50 hospitals across the United States. 

About the Series: Arts & The Brain
The therapeutic power of art—to comfort, to heal, to elevate quality of life—has inspired human creativity for centuries. Strathmore’s Arts and the Brain lecture series engages teachers, scholars, and artists working at the intersection of arts and health to present innovative, practical strategies for harnessing the arts to alleviate suffering and strengthen vitality.

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