The XTech 2016 conference kicks off in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday May 17.
The event will gather dozens of virtual reality and immersive technology elites together to discuss topics surrounding one of the most awesome concepts in the scene: “Neurogaming.”
Neurogaming is one of the primary “XTechnologies” being showcased at the conference. These are, “technologies that directly improve the human experience. XTech products combine digital technology with advances in neuroscience to improve human performance, including neurogaming applications,” according XTech’s chief curator, Zach Lynch.
Neurogaming is the term for this combined physical and technological phenomenon that the conference further describes as being “a very useful description for many applications, whether ‘therapeutic neurogaming’, ‘wellness neurogaming’, ‘educational neurogaming’ or ‘entertainment neurogaming.'”
XTech 2016 is bringing together those that stand at the crossroads of human potential and emerging technologies. These new frontiers include: “digital reality systems – virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR), artificial intelligence and deep learning algorithms, advanced robotics, and a wide variety of new sensor technologies.”
UploadVR will be discussing the concept of neurogaming, especially as it applies to immersion in VR, during a panel with other experts, titled Experiential Entertainment: Full Immersion.
Panel Description: From full VR immersion with surround sound and haptics to MR and AR gaming in national parks, how are new digital technologies converging to shape the future of entertainment? This expert panel will share their experiences designing and developing cutting edge entertainment experiences.
The panel is comprised of:
Japheth Dillman, CCO, Yetizen
Taylor Freeman, CEO, UploadVR
Anush Elangovan, Founder and CEO, Nod Labs
Theresa Duringer, CEO, Temple Gates Games
Moderator: Sophia Dominguez, Entrepreneur in Residence, Rothenberg Ventures
The panel kicks off at 4:00 on Wednesday May 18.
XTech 2016 will take place on the fourth floor of City View at METREON (135 Fourth Street, San Francisco). Conference and expo passes can still be purchased ($895 general admission/$595 academic) through the show’s official website.