Virtual Reality in Healthcare & Aging | May 2018

Kansas City
Thu, May 17, 2018, 8:30 AM (CDT)

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Kansas City
Join other KC aging experts, advocates and innovators for our monthly Innovation in Aging event. Each month Aging2.0 Kansas City presents speakers covering topics related to aging and innovation followed by in-depth discussion.

Our first speaker will be Kelly Jander, Development and Marketing Manager for Shepherd's Center Central.

Shepherd’s Center Central is launching 70 Over 70, Kansas City’s first community-wide celebration recognizing 70 inspiring individuals who are 70 and older.

Kelly will give highlights of 70 Over 70, provide information on how to get involved and answer any questions.

Shepherd’s Center Central is a local leader in the regional effort to ensure that all people can age successfully. Our mission: To empower midlife and older adults to live healthy, engaged, and independent lives.

Our second speaker will be Reid Bangert, President of Northpass Immersive.

Reid will present their Virtual Reality platform Bella VR:

     · Learn about the inspiration behind Bella VR.

     · Hear about the experience and challenges of bringing Bella VR to life.

     - Get introduced to Bella VR and the unique design aspects that make it the perfect fit for healthcare environments.

     · Learn how their platform is being used to help increase patient satisfaction and relieve anxiety.

     · Participate in a discussion about potential uses of virtual reality for aging well.

     · Experience virtual reality for yourself by demonstrating Bella VR with one of Northpass Immersive's headsets.

Northpass Immersive is the developer of Bella VR, a turn-key virtual reality platform for healthcare. Bella's immersive content and innovative design gives patients and their loved ones an escape from the healthcare environment. Our patient and provider-focused approach to app development, content and hardware has led to a variety of use cases from pediatrics to senior care.

Aging2.0 Kansas City's Innovation in Aging meetings are held at the GlynnDevins office at 8880 Ward Parkway (just south of the Ward Parkway Center). There is a parking garage with plenty of free parking. The meeting room is located downstairs on the first floor.

The room will be available until 11:00 am to allow for networking and continued discussion.


UPCOMING EVENT: Aging2.0 Kansas City Innovation in Aging Meeting - June 21, 8:30am

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Keynote Speakers

  • Kelly Jander

    Kelly Jander

    Shepherd's Center Central

    Development and Marketing Manager

  • Reid Bangert

    Reid Bangert

    Northpass Immersive



Thursday, May 17
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)


8880 Ward Parkway - First Floor (downstairs) Kansas City64114


  • Mark Johnston

    Mark Johnston

    Aging2.0 Kansas City Chapter


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