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LRIG Philadelphia 8th Virtual Scientific Meeting

posted Jul 3, 2021, 8:56 AM by Rodney Bednar   [ updated Aug 6, 2021, 8:30 AM by Jackson Hyde ]

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The 8th Virtual Scientific Meeting is Wednesday, July 7th @ NOON! 

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LRIG-Philadelphia's Virtual Scientific Meetings provide an opportunity for Scientists to share their research with the LRIG Community.

Join us Wednesday, July 7th @ NOON!  Spend your lunchtime with us learning about the scientific application of mixed reality technology from Elliot Drake, Mixed Reality Digital Technology Specialist at GlaxoSmithKline in Collegeville, PA. 

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Overview of Presentation:

Applications of Mixed Reality Technology for Remote Collaboration and Scientific Training

Due to new-found remote working requirements and social distancing guidelines, GSK has been required to innovate on how it proceeds with global business practices. In this presentation, we will discuss several of the new digital technologies we used to overcome these challenges, and the use cases involved.


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Elliot Drake

Elliot Drake is a Mixed Reality Digital Technology Specialist at GlaxoSmithKline in Collegeville, PA. As part of the Analytical Platforms and Platform Modernization group, he and his team support initiatives within the GSK portfolio that focus on digital technology, systems innovation, & business intelligence. His work involves the utilization of Smartglasses, Augmented workflows, Paperless data capture, and AR/VR training modules.

Elliot has direct experience in the fields of Human Computer Interaction, Imaging & 3-D Visualization, Computer graphics, Wearable Technology, Graphical User Interfaces, Internet of Things, and Mixed Reality Training.


Title: Applications of Mixed Reality Technology for Remote Collaboration and Scientific Training

Elliot Drake , GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA

Abstract: Our first use case involves using Smartglasses technology for an “I See What You See” method that allows users to troubleshoot, train, method-transfer, and audit remotely between sites and both internal and external users. The use of Smartglasses can reduce travel frequencies to different internal sites and external CROs, especially during Covid-19, to troubleshoot and work as a training aid through streaming and video recording, which promotes effective and efficient decision making to meet project timelines.

The second use case involves a direct collaboration with our Vaccines group. Using a group of Virtual Reality training modules to assist with the training of new scientists on following safe procedures when working with HPLC & Lab automation instruments. This is completed with a combination of pre-built and bespoke virtual training modules.

Once the various applications are set up, they reduce time required for traveling or on-site business needs for scientists across different business units. Saving time, resources, capital, and focusing on keeping our scientists safe.

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