Virtual reality startups take users to another dimension

Global Business

Virtual reality has taken a leap forward this year with major companies and numerous startups offering technologies that take users to another dimension. It’s actually part of a growing field called neurogaming – where all the sensations of mind and body meet for an immersive experience.

CCTV America’s Mark Niu reported this story from San Francisco.

Virtual reality startups take users to another dimension

Virtual reality startups take users to another dimension

Virtual reality has taken a leap forward this year with major companies and numerous startups offering technologies that take users to another dimension. It's actually part of a growing field called neurogaming - where all the sensations of mind and body meet for an immersive experience. CCTV America's Mark Niu reported this story from San Francisco.

Highlights:

  • At the Neurogaming Conference in San Francisco, game developers and neuroscientists try out latest in brain monitoring, motion sensing and virtual reality technologies.
  • Market research firm SharpBrains says neurotech is extending into more industries than ever, with five times the number of non-invasive neurotech patents being granted today compared to a decade ago.
  • Startup Emotive has created a brain activity tracker that can also measure one’s emotions.
  • Conference attendees are also starting the conversation about who should own the brain data captured and what companies can do with that information.

Philip Rosedale, founder of Second Life, a virtual world launched in 2003 where users – through avatars, can explore and acquire virtual property is working on a new project, High Fidelity, that allows users to enter the “metaverse” – a shared virtual space brought to life by the latest in immersive technology.


Philip Rosedale discusses virtual reality open source software

CCTV America’s Mark Niu interviewed Philip Rosedale, founder of Second life, about the future of virtual reality and his new project, High Fidelity, an open source software available to anyone.

Philip Rosedale discusses virtual reality open source software

Philip Rosedale discusses virtual reality open source software

CCTV America's Mark Niu interviewed Philip Rosedale, founder of Second life, about the future of virtual reality and his new project, High Fidelity, an open source software available to anyone.