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Webinar - Barclays Eagle Labs and Immerse UK Present: XR & Femtech

Event details
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
17:30 pm – 20:00 pm
This event will be live streamed via webcast
Overview
Why do we still find it so difficult to discuss feminine health, and how can immersive technologies shine a light on some of these issues?

According to the Vision for Women and Virtual Reality Report, 14% of immersive tech companies in the UK are directed by women. Female-identifying and non-binary people still lack representation both in front of and behind the screen, but the stories told and the topics explored often shy away from subjects considered taboo or niche.

 

This St Patricks Day, join Immerse UK and Barclays Eagle Labs for an evening of talks and conversation exploring the therapeutic value of immersive storytelling, the future of femtech and the importance of diversity when it comes to developing innovative technology.

 

Aims of the event:

  • Explore untold female stories are being told through XR
  • Understand the connection between intimacy and pleasure with mental and physical health
  • The potential of XR and haptics to educate people on the inner world of middle-aged women’s bodies and the reproductive diseases
  • Find out how XR can alter our cognitive biases and shift our perspective on gender and identity

 

Benefits of attending:

  • Meet an interdisciplinary community of technologists, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers and artist practitioners
  • Learn about the important role women, nonbinary and genderqueer people play in storytelling and technology
  • Free food and drinks

 

Please note this is an inclusive event, and all genders are welcome. 

 

This event is presented as part of SpringForward.

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Follow the link below to find out more about the speakers, the full event agenda and registration.

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