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ICAT Playdate — Immersive audio and visual simulation in healthcare

April 5, 2024

VT ICAT and the Carilion Center for Simulation, Research, and Patient Safety collaborated to bring ICAT Tesseract technology to Roanoke to explore healthcare delivery. ICAT mini SEAD funding allowed for cocreation and the development of an immersive, adaptive, and multipurpose medical simulation space for high-fidelity representation of actual work environments. Mini SEAD funding led to additional grant support to investigate the impact of the environment on patient care.


  • Tanner Upthegrove 
  • Adam Baber 
  • Nate Jones 
  • Sarah Parker 
  • Vivian Zagarese 
  • Justin Price


  • April 5, 2024


  • 8:30am EDT
     Networking & Donuts at Community Assembly, Creativity and Innovation District LLC
  • 9am EDT
     Presentation begins in the Community Assembly and live on YouTube

Virginia Tech faculty can receive Professional Development Network (PDN) credit for attending

  1. Register at 
  2. Check in with Phyllis Newbill during the event.

Location: Community Assembly, Creativity and Innovation District LLC