Hacking the Human conference spotlights health innovation in downtown Phoenix


Think VR goggles are only for gamers? Think again.

Attendees at Hacking the Human: Digital Healthcare Solutions, an event hosted Friday by ASU’s Health Entrepreneur Accelerator Lab (HEALab) in downtown Phoenix, got to see firsthand how the hardware typically relegated to the entertainment industry is finding a home in the health care sector as a tool for diagnosing, tracking and treating neurological disorders.

VR and other health innovations — including virtual doctor visits, mobile metabolic apps and smart textiles — were on display to a crowd of more than 700 students, faculty and community members at the daylong event that included tech demos and speaker sessions and culminated in the College of Nursing and Health Innovations’ undergraduate Health Innovation Exposition.

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