IEEE SA Presents:

Understanding the Realities and the Intelligence Behind VR/AR Health Wearables

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) wearables layered in with machine learning algorithms present an exciting opportunity for clinical diagnosis, therapies, and research. This workshop addresses the benefits and opportunities of moving wearables beyond monitoring to treatment and diagnosis with an extra dose of intelligence. Part 1 of the workshop includes the educational agenda featuring the latest case studies and technology developments to support the wider adoption of these technologies into the clinical setting and at home. Part two of this workshop includes a pseudo working group session to develop an outcomes report to share with the IEEE community and the industry at large.

28-29 January 2020

The Rutgers Club @ Rutgers University
(located on the Rutgers University Busch Campus)
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Who Should Attend?

YOU, if you are in any of the following areas:

  • Medical Device Manufacturers
  • Manufacturers and developers of AR/VR wearables
  • Developers of Machine Learning Neural Networks
  • Sensor Developers
  • Clinical/Medical Research Institutions (Hospitals, Academia)
  • Hospitals/Sites
  • Clinicians/Medical Advisors
  • Industry Researchers
  • Government/Regulatory

The program agenda will be announced soon. If you are interested in participating as an attendee, speaker or supporting donor, please complete WAMIII Interest Activity Form.

Participation Opportunities

Supporting the communities who want to openly collaborate and build consensus for solutions that will enable commercialization of new ideas and technologies benefits all industry stakeholders. Supporting this Workshop directly contributes to the development of technical and data standard activities, industry whitepapers, and global education on the adoption of published standards. Opportunities start at $1,250. See enclosed PDF for full details.

  • Tech Pitch Submission: $1,250 (10-minute presentation)
  • Combined Case Study Outcomes/Pilot Presentation: $3,500 (30-minute presentation)

For general donations towards receptions, luncheon and overall work in the WAMIII Platform Development Lab, please write to

Supporting Partners

IEEE Digital Reality
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If you are interested in joining this growing list of supporters and partners, please write to or

Workshop Agenda

This program continues to be in development speaker additions and potential session title and time changes. Visit the page regularly for agenda updates.

Each session will feature up to 10 mins of audience Q&A – included in the total session time.

TimeSession Name
8:00 AM – 8:30 AMRegistration Check-in and Breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:45 AMOfficial Opening Remarks
WAMIII and the Connected, Harmonized Digital Citizen
Speaker: Gerard Hayes (IEEE-SA)
Director, Wireless Research Center (WRC)
Chair, of IEEE Connectivity Harmonization of the Digital Citizen Industry Connections Program
8:45 AM – 9:25 AMRegulatory and Clinical Considerations for VR and AR Applications in Research and Diagnostic Applications
Speaker Announced Soon
9:25 AM – 10:05 AMUnderstanding the Clinical, Technical and Ethical Needs of Clinical Researchers When Utilizing New Technologies
Speaker Announced Soon
10:05 AM – 10:45 AMConnecting the Sensors, Neural Networks and the Application
Speaker Announced Soon
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Case Study: Tech in Action: Research, Patients, Outcomes
11:15 AM – 12:15 PMTech Pitch Panel
Three presentations from emerging technologists for clinical research applications. Includes 15 minutes Q&A
Panelists announced soon
1:15 PM – 1:55 PMDecoding What is Responsible Application of Machine Learning Neural Networks with
Speaker Announced Soon
1:55 PM – 2:35 PMThe Next Generation Medical Device Connection Architecture – The Impetus for Future Device Systems
Speaker Announced Soon
2:35 PM – 3:00 PMTechnical Standard Review:
Standards Development Progress: Digital Reality, Sensors, and Devices
Speakers: IEEE SA Advisors
3:00 PM – 4:00 PMTech Pitch for New Applications
Three presentations from emerging technologists for clinical research Settings
Moderators and Panelists Announced Soon
4:00 PM – 5:00 PMClinical/Medical Research Insights Panel -
What is Needed to Validate and Adopt

Panelist to be Announced
5:00 PM – 5:15 PMClosing Remarks – Next Steps for Following Day Outcomes Meet-Up
5:15 PM – 6:00 PMNetworking Reception at Rutgers Club Lounge
TimeSession Name
8:30 AM – 9:00 AMCheck-In Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:30 AMIEEE Global Wireless Platform Development Lab and Tech Standards

Opportunities in Developing Test Beds for Global Contribution to Universal Protocols to Clinical IoTs
9:30 AM – 11:00 AMStandards Pseudo Working Group Session
Get a feel for standards working group participation and how open collaboration leads to consensus-driven developed technical standards.
Working Group Leads to be Announced
11:00 AM – 12:30 PMOutcomes Wanted Session
Three roundtable groups will collaborate on providing a list of challenges, needs – tech, data standards and industry guidance for adopting AR/VR technologies into clinical research settings.
12:30 PMClosing Lunch

Speakers: Subject Matter Experts

We are currently accepting presentations from clinical application experts and technical “show and tell” submissions. See below for more details or write to

Confirmed speakers’ bios and photos will be posted here soon.



The Rutgers Club @ Rutgers University
(located on the Rutgers University Busch Campus)
Piscataway, NJ 08854
30 parking spaces available immediately near the venue
Additional parking available with 5-minute walk
For parking and map directions, click here

Attendee Registration Fee Schedule

Registration fee includes the following:

  • 1.5 days of learning, networking and contributing towards solutions
  • Breakfast, lunch, and reception
  • A credit of $50 towards a one-year membership in the IEEE-SA Global Wireless Platform Development Lab
  • Opportunity to contribute to the workshop’s industry outcomes report


For questions on current and future workshop programs, technical standards activities and/or the overall WAMIII initiative, please write to:

Maria Palombini
Director of Communities and Opportunities Development, Life Science Practice

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