Join Immerse UK and Barclays Eagle Labs in London, for an evening of stories, play and conversation where we will be exploring the future of pain management and the emerging new world of digital alternatives to drugs.

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When and where

Thursday 18 July | 17:30-20:00
IDEALondon | London

About the event

Immersive technology offers a new frontier in improving health and wellbeing. From increasing recovery time in rehabilitation, to training surgeons and offering new forms of therapy.

Up to 28 million people in the UK live with pain. Immersive technology is demonstrating its potential transform pain management and offer an alternative to opioids.

This event will bring together researchers, startups and innovation experts to explore the applications for VR in pain management. Demos and funding mentoring opportunities from The Knowledge Transfer Network will be available.


17:30 | Doors open
18:00 | Welcome & Introduction from Immerse UK and Barclays Eagle Labs
18.10 | Keynote: Ivan Phelan, Sheffield Hallam University
18.30 | Panel Discussion with Rosie Collins, The Fred Company and Glenn Hapgood. Moderated by Sarah Ticho, Hatsumi
19.10 | Q&A
19.15 | Conversation, Demos & Funding 1:1
20.00 | Close

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This event is free for Immerse UK members to attend and £8.00+VAT for non-members. Registration in advance is essential.

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Barclays Eagle Labs begun from a simple idea of re-purposing under-used Barclays’s space, our network of Eagle Labs has expanded quickly since our launch in 2015. Our mission is to fuel the UK’s entrepreneurial community by accelerating high-growth businesses through collaborative innovation and provide access to emerging technologies. @Eagle_Lab_Leeds

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Hatsumi develop, curate and research immersive experiences across arts, health and virtual reality technology. We are creating a virtual reality platform that enables people to visualise lived experience of pain and mental health conditions using 3D drawing tools. @HatsumiVR