Visualizing Pain with Augmented Reality

In this week’s MiXR Studios podcast, we talk with Alex DaSilva, an Associate Professor of Dentistry, the Director of Learning Health Systems, and the Director of the HOPE lab at the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry. We discuss Alex’s ground breaking research in the area of dentistry and pain. His lab is exploring how to use Augmented Reality to visualize pain in real time to help with the treatment and management. In addition to AR, the team is using Virtual Reality to help explore how VR meditation can help manage pain and anxiety for dental emergencies. Alex is working on the cutting edge of pain research and using XR to visualize treatment in fascinating ways.