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Innovations in Aging Research Webinar


Aging Research & Geriatric Rehabilitation Webinar with guest speaker Dr. Somareddy.

Physical and Mental wellness with Immersive Virtual Reality for the Aging Population

With guest speaker, Veena Somareddy, BS,MA, CEO at Neuro Rehab VR

8 JUNE // 1:00 – 1:45 PM ET

Covid-19 has impacted mental well-being and decreased physical activity, and heightened the feeling of isolation, especially for our seniors. This webinar will provide an overview of innovations in emerging technologies like virtual reality and AI that provide fun, engaging solutions and ways to motivate seniors to participate in physical and cognitive activities to improve cardiovascular efficiency and mental health.


Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe an overview of virtual and augmented reality technologies
  2. Discuss how exercise and physical activity can be fun and engaging in immersive virtual reality
  3. Understand how immersive virtual reality can help with mental wellness by reducing stress and anxiety
  4. Discuss the efficacy of virtual reality for physical rehabilitation


Veena Somareddy is the CEO at Neuro Rehab VR, a VR healthcare start-up to build virtual/augmented reality therapy exercises for patients with neurological disorders. Her accolades include being recognized as a Top Innovator in North Texas, Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas honoree, Digital Leader finalist in’s Technology Playmaker Awards, and featured in Forbes. Using her many years of research and development experience in VR and AR, she helps connect technology and healthcare to enhance patient care and rehabilitation outcomes greatly. She earned a BS in Computer Science and a Master’s in Game Design and Development from the University of Texas at Dallas. She pursued her PhD before she decided to work on the company full-time.