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MIXR: New Center Brings Virtual Reality Research Into Focus

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is the joint recipient of $4.75 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to establish the Center for Medical Innovations in Extended Reality. The center, known as MIXR, will help accelerate the development of virtual reality, augmented reality, and other immersive media technologies — referred to as “extended reality” — for use in clinical trials and eventually widespread use in medical care. The center expands upon the scientific and technical foundation laid by the Maryland Blended Reality Center, an initiative funded by the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State, the structured research collaboration between UMB and the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Depicted: From left, Sarah Murthi, Adam C. Puche, Nicholas Morris, Luana Colloca, Amitabh Varshney, and E. Albert Reece.