Mar Gonzalez Franco
Visiting PhD Student
Mar is a PhD student in the EventLab at the University of Barcelona where she explores the use of virtual reality in Neuroscience and Medicine. She studies the brain mechanisms underlying the human perceptual system. As a visiting student at the MIT Media Lab, Mar is applying her expertise in virtual reality to problems in rehabilitation. She is involved in the Oovit PT project for orthopedic rehabilitation and the Esoma project for cardiac rehabilitation.
Mar obtained a BS in Computer Science and Multimedia Engineering from La Salle University and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Barcelona. Before starting her PhD at the EventLab, she visited the Institute of Neural Engineering in Tsinghua University for six months. She has also worked at the Neurorehabilitation Hospital Institut Guttmann R&D unit.