Jessica Benson


Vice President of Market Development, Jessica Benson entered the world of virtual reality (VR) while establishing a grant-funded program delivering VR to patients and their families. The initiative’s mission was to help relieve pain and stress associated with medical treatment and hospital stays. Benson knew that virtual experiences would provide significant relief for users and was inspired to launch Immersive Cure - a VR startup focusing on Veterans, hospice, and palliative care organizations.

Since then, Jessica successfully exited Immersive Cure and has become a spokesperson for virtual reality and its applications for the elderly market. She has appeared in Crain’s, Modern Healthcare, Akron Legal News, TechOhio, Voice of America, and has been profiled on ABC, Spectrum 1 News, and a variety of radio stations and podcasts. Jessica has also spoken on panels for The University of Akron’s National Science Foundation I-Corps Cohort and Global Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp.

1:00pm - 1:30pm CST

Ballroom A Track 1

Hospice Care for Veterans – How Virtual Reality Can Help Heal and Provide Closure