Curious how VR can improve mental health? Interested in learning how to build your own mental health VR application? Join us for a 3 day workshop, where we learn how to build our own VR meditation app from scratch. Every day we hear about VR improving and curing depression and PTSD, and reducing stress across the board. Now you have the opportunity to build your own stress-reducing meditation app. You will get to work directly with instructors, hear from industry expert Lisa Padilla (NewPathVR) about the current uses of VR for mental health improvement, and meet the local community. Whether you’re exploring a career in VR, want to prototype an idea or just want to learn something new, this workshop will equip you with the key skills to start creating. About NewPathVR NewPath VR creates research-driven virtual reality experiences for personal development and emotional wellbeing. The company creates experiences using its proprietary Active Psychology™ platform which is based on extensive psychological research with the goal of evoking positive change through transformative technology. We also power the world’s first VR wellness portal — RE:NEW (RenewVR.com).
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Janet is a developer and co-founder at Atakote Studios, an independent studio making unique VR and AR experiences in the heart of San Francisco. She is passionate about bringing experiences to VR that appeal to new and both gaming and non-gaming audiences. She also works with companies to build their innovation pipelines and bring compelling products to market, and has done so across Europe, Asia & the USA at McKinsey & Company, as well as key roles at consumer giants like Diageo and Mondalez. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ram is a developer and fix-it guy at Atakote Studios, creators of such VR titles as ‘Live in Color’, currently available on Steam. He loves working with emerging technologies and bringing content to life, and has done so previously at BT, Intel, IBM, Spotify, and various startups. He holds a computer science degree from a school who shares its mascot with the GO programming language, and an MBA from Kellogg but does not eat Special K. He’s also actively working on how to make himself irrelevant with AI (rather than just irreverent).