The Godfather of Virtual Reality Wants to Heal Your Wounds

Published: May 18, 2016
Category: News

A “Rising Star” story in online magazine Ozy profiles Skip Rizzo as a virtual reality pioneer who has been at the forefront of medical applications of the technology.
Last year, Rizzo received the Pioneer in Medicine Award from the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics and the Brain Mapping Foundation. Michael Roy, director of military internal medicine at the Uniformed Services University, who met Rizzo 12 years ago, calls him “the godfather of virtual reality.” Another calls him “the king, a very special guy with a special energy” — that’s collaborator Barbara Rothbaum from Emory University, notes the story.