AsiaVR Meetup: Virtual Reality in Healthcare & Medicine
Presented by AsiaVR Association
Partnered with SGInnovate.
The applications of VR in the healthcare and medical fields seem endless. Innovation in this space is pushing the boundaries of the VR industry. At this meetup, we hear from those innovators!
Date : 20 September 2018, Thursday
Time : 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue : 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm: Registration and Check-in
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm: AsiaVR Meetup: Virtual Reality in Healthcare & Medicine and Q&A
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Networking and End
- Noah Falstein, Owner, The Inspiracy
- Martin Sawtell, Co-founder, BetaSight
- Corey Manders, Co-founder, BetaSight
- Jay Santos, Lead Evangelist, South Asia Pacific Region, Unity
- Olaf Kwakman, VR/AR/MR, Shipping & Construction, Silver Wings
Noah Falstein, Owner, The Inspiracy
Noah Falstein has been a professional game developer since 1980 with many hit title credits and was an early hire at LucasArts, 3DO, and Dreamworks Interactive. Most recently he was Google's Chief Game Designer. His freelance design business, The Inspiracy is focused on games for health, specifically neurogaming.
Topic: Games, Medicine, and XR
A brief overview of this exploding new field, games are on the verge of being cleared by the FDA in the US on the same level as pharmaceuticals (over half a trillion dollar market worldwide!) and are already being used to treat stroke recovery, phobias, and to train doctors. Some use VR/AR, some don't. Asian markets have some unique potential because of the scalability of digital treatment and training to reach large, underserved populations, and the new growth in this area makes it easier to break into than well-explored game genres.
Martin Sawtell & Corey Manders, Co-founders, BetaSight
BetaSight is building the next generation of eye tests to detect the most common causes of blindness. By using off the shelf VR devices with eye-tracking capabilities, we have built a new kind of Visual Field Test for Glaucoma and are developing a new way of testing for AMD. We also log all eye movements, allowing us to apply machine learning best practices to discover unique insights about not just the eye, but higher order cognitive function. The way people move their eyes provides rich insights that BetaSight aims to uncover.
Read more here: https://www.asianscientist.com/2018/06/features/sginnovate-medical-technology-betasight/
Topic: Diagnostics in VR
Jay Santos, Lead Evangelist, South Asia Pacific Region, Unity
Topic: Creating for Magic Leap
Jay will give us a short demonstration on how to author and upload content for Magic Leap.
Olaf Kwakman, Account Director & Project Manager, Silver Wings
Silver Wings is offering end-to-end solutions in VR, AR and MR across many different industries. Olaf meets potential industry clients interested in implementing immersive technology solutions on a daily basis. These industries include Construction Companies, Shipping Companies, Media Companies, Schools, Government agencies (including MOE, STB etc) and Airlines.
Olaf will share some interesting insights gained from these interactions. He will also discuss the DAQRI Augmented Reality headset and provide an opportunity for attendees to interact with it.
Topic: Business Perspectives we've gained on VR/AR/MR in the region
Topics: MedTech / HealthTech / BioTech