Clinical Assistant Professor, CHARIOT at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Tom Caruso is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesia at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. He is the co-director of the CHARIOT (Childhood Anxiety and pain Reduction through Innovation and Technology) Program, which aims to reduce pediatric patients’ anxiety and pain by utilizing immersive technologies, including AR and VR. He has helped lead the CHARIOT Program’s implementation throughout multiple areas and departments within the hospital, and is now spreading the program regionally and nationally.
Medical doctors explore how they use VR to reduce kids’ pain & anxiety; “our products are used daily as clinical interventions within the hospital” — this is a combination of solo talk & “how-to” tutorial for others who want to approach healthcare facilities to implement these tools in clinical settings.