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The doctor patient relationship has always been a hit or miss for many in the healthcare world, because it’s tough to describe a feeling or symptom as a patient and a care giver. Carrie Shaw‘s mother has inspired her to change that for the better. Scott talked with Carrie about how her inspirational care taking experience has lead her to use virtual reality to start Embodied Labs and answer the most difficult healthcare questions with a first-person perspective. Carrie will also bring her young team to the Technori stage this month with the theme being wearable tech.

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Featured Press


Featured Work

VR Hospital, World Virtual Reality Show, London, April 2017

Thought Leadership

PRESENTER | Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, February 2017
PANELIST | The Future of Learning with Virtual & Augmented Reality, Next Generation Learning Spaces, February 2017
PANELIST | The Rise of the Creative Economy Across Sectors, South By Southwest Interactive Conference, March 2017
PRESENTER | CUSP Conference, Chicago, September 2017
PRESENTER | Virtual Reality Show Medical VR Conference, London, April 2017
2-DAY WORKSHOP | University of Central Florida Teaching & Learning Day. June 2017
PRESENTER | The American Institute of Architects, Summer Leadership Summit, July 2017
POSTER PRESENTATION | Academy of Women’s Health Conference, April 2017
PRESENTATION | The Alfred Lab: A Pilot Study of Second-Year Medical Students to Assess the Impact of Embodying a Geriatric Patient through Virtual Reality, American Association of Medical Colleges Conference, November 2017

Awards & Competitions

1ST PLACE & US REGIONAL FINALIST | Global Ed Tech Startup Awards, September 2016
1ST PLACE & $10,000 CASH PRIZE | Medical Empathy Hackathon, University of Southern California Center for Body Computing, October, 2016
1ST PLACE & $25,000 PRIZE | Creative Startups Accelerator, October 2016
3RD PLACE & $10,000 CASH PRIZE | uSens Developer Challenge, uSens, June 2017
NOMINEE | Best Student Experience, Proto Awards, December 2016
FINALIST | EdSim Challenge, U.S. Dept of Education, May 2017
FINALIST | Frontier Tech Showdown, VR Summit, December 2016
FINALIST | MEDy Awards, Exponential Medicine Conference, December 2016
FINALIST | Carrie Shaw named Chicago 50 on Fire, Chicago Inno, December 2016
FINALIST | Reimagine Education Hybrid Learning Awards, December 2016
FINALIST | Adult Learning Track, Global Ed Tech Startup Awards, January 2017
NOMINEE | Chicago Innovation Awards, Innovator of the Year, March 2017

Startup Showcases

Technori Startup Showcase – Wearable Technology, August 2016
Midwest Women in Tech Conference, Startup Showcase, March 2017
Aging 2.0 Startup Showcase, American Society on Aging, March 2017


PANELIST | Women Investing in Women, Women Tech Founders, December 2016
MENTOR & PANELIST | Chicago Innovation, Inno U Student Challenge, October 2016
MENTOR | Cornell Health Tech Hackathon, March 2017

Press Archive

Using Virtual Reality To Get Inside An Ailing Person's World


New Frontiers in Medical Illustration

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association

Carrie Shaw's Virtual Reality Program Puts Doctors in Their Patients' Shoes

History Channel

Virtual Reality Lets Med Students Experience What It’s Like To Be 74

Huffington Post

Technori Stories: Embodied Labs


In UNE’s virtual reality lab, medical students can see through aging patients’ eyes

Press Herald

Embodied Labs gives healthcare providers chance to step into the world of patients via virtual reality

Winston-Salem Journal

Using Virtual Reality to Teach Real Empathy for Aging


Chicago VR company wins North Carolina startup competition

Chicago Business Journal

VR and Mobile Technology is Changing the Way Medical Students Learn


UIC Applied Health Sciences Alumni Magazine, Summer 2016: Feature article

University of Illinois Chicago

How do you make a young doctor really understand what it's like being 74? Virtual reality.


UIC News Center: East Meets West: ‘We Are Alfred’

University of Illinois Chicago

Medical Students Practice Critical Skills on Digital Cadavers


Technori showcases women founders at wearables event


5 Ways Medical Virtual Reality is Already Changing Healthcare

Medical Futurist

10 Student Startups to Watch This Summer


Embodied Labs Sees Virtual Reality as The Ultimate Tool for Empathy


How Does It Feel To Have Macular Degeneration?


8 Technologies Poised to Disrupt US Healthcare in 2017 and Beyond

HIT Consultant


IT Media Japan

Not Just Games - How Virtual Reality Will Heal And Teach In 2017 And Beyond

Huffington Post

3 Ways Med Students Can Use Virtual Reality


An expert’s Guide to Future Medical Advancements

Huffington Post