Here is a summary of what attendees can expect in addition to some free Brain-Boosting Chewing Gum
Neurogaming is still a new area, but it will become massive over the next decade as technology becomes more integrated into all aspects of our lives. Neurogaming is the use of new technology that makes game play more in tune with our senses. Some examples are already commonplace like brain-training games that use standard computers or smartphones to help improve memory or concentration. Others still seem pretty advanced even though they have been around for nearly 5-years, like the use of sensors that use direct neural feedback in the form of brain waves for the creation of more engaging games. The best example of this sensor based technology is displayed by the Star Wars game that allows you to “use the force” by focusing on objects and make them move with your mind. As cool as that is, the example creating the biggest buzz this year has got to be Occulus Rift. This innovative kickstarter-backed virtual reality gaming company was just acquired by Facebook for billions to gain access to what is the most sophisticated VR platform around. Their platform basically opens the door to a holodeck like gaming experience where you will actually feel like you are in a different environment. The headset moves the “screen” when you move you head or look around giving you a 360 degree look from within a game.
We are happy to sponsor this group of futurists, gamers, hackers and neurosciences at the 2014 Neurogaming Conference which will be held at the Metreon on May 7th-8th in San Francisco. Tickets are still available and they have a great line-up of speakers including Palmer Lucky the founder of Oculus VR the makers of Oculus Rift. Happy chewing neurogaming developers! We’d love to work directly with any of this innovative companies so don’t be shy about reaching out.