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Virtual Haptics exists because of a need for integrating ever-advancing technology with the constantly changing medical field. Our company currently focuses on finding just the right mix of virtual reality/augmented reality with medical devices. The goal? To decrease pain perception, increase patient education and compliance.

Dr. D. Michael Franklin

Dr. Franklin has built a professional reputation by helping companies realize their visions through the careful and directed application of technical expertise. His experience working with Fortune 500 clients has helped him shape the future for smaller start-ups and emerging tech ventures. His academic experience includes high-performance computing, data science and big data / data mining, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to push the boundaries of state-of-the-art research. He currently publishes work in artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual / augmented reality, and data science / simulations. He has worked in partnerships with national labs, international consortiums, and local and international universities. He is looking forward to implementing revolutionary mixed-reality technology to help patients, clinicians, and other medical practitioners brave new frontiers in interactive medical analysis, patient care, and remote medical interactions.

Joshua is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. He is passionate about finding innovative ways to help people heal and recover. His clinical background includes experience in orthopedic sports medicine, geriatrics, and pediatrics. His research background includes observing dual-person synergies and force drifts during tasks with the ultimate purpose of application towards software development. Josh’s ideas combine his knowledge of physical therapy with technology to expand what can be done by medical professionals for their patients.

Dr. Josh McWhirter
Vice President

Derek Martin is a student at Kennesaw State University whose plan is to pursue a Master’s Degree in Computer Science this fall. He is a published researcher in the fields of artificial intelligence, integrated simulation, and mixed reality. He joins VH as the Vice President of Technology.

Derek Martin
VP of Technology
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