Dr. Christopher Rhea (Kinesiology) received new funding from the University of North Carolina General Administration for the project “UNC System Collaboration to use Virtual Reality to address Human Health Challenges.”
This project focuses on connecting researchers across the UNC system who are using (or interested in using) virtual reality (VR) to address human health challenges. VR is a tool that can be adapted for practically any setting, allowing researchers and clinicians the flexibility to develop tailored interventions for their populations of interest. Recent advancements have made VR more portable and user-friendly, as well as significantly more affordable. Connecting VR researchers across the UNC system will help synergize collaborations across institutions and disciplines, positioning the UNC system as a leader in the use of VR to address human health challenges.