Pain is universal to human existence, yet it can go awry, as the case of chronic pain makes clear. One in five Canadians experiences chronic pain. On average, they wait two to five years before seeing a pain specialist. This webinar features Professor Diane Gromala, a technology expert who has suffered from chronic pain for several decades. Her research focus is on creating and assessing new technologies that may help people who live with long-term pain. She will update us on the exciting potential of diverse new technologies and interaction design in helping to improve the lives of people who live with long-term chronic pain. She will also offer useful guidelines for non-experts to assess whether technology claims have real value, promise, or are snake oil in new wrappers.
Dr. Diane Gromala-Canada Research Chair and Professor in the School of Interactive Art and Technology, Simon Fraser University