Can virtual reality change your mind?

by Thong Nguyen | at MinneBar 14 | 9:25 – 10:10 in Proverb-Edison | View Schedule

I recently had the opportunity to speak at TEDxMinneapolis about virtual reality in a talk titled "Can Virtual Reality Change Your Mind".

The talk covers how beneath the immense amount of hype surrounding VR over the past few years, there is data is emerging on how it's impacting training and health care, with tangible use cases that go beyond gaming and entertainment. Since being published on YouTube, it’s now been viewed over 150,000 times by people in over 50 countries around the world.

In this session I'll share some stories and learnings from going through the process. If there's enough time, I'll demo some of the tech itself, including:

  • developing avatar kinematics, and how this impacts user engagement
  • simulating facial expressions / uncanny valley
  • VR gloves & gestural interfaces
  • and more!

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Thong Nguyen

Thong is working on growing Roomera, a B2B VR startup, Wellbeats, a virtual wellness company, and is also on a search for future TedX speakers. You can connect with him here.

He's passionate about technology, innovation and leadership, and crafting prototypes under the influence of coffee.