Join us and explore the virtual universe created by Surreal, a NYC based VR studio. Learn about how smart glasses and AR can be used to help people with autism from Brain Power, a Boston based company.
Surreal is the first fully immersive virtual universe for VR, where players engage in real-time adventures with their friends, in and out of this world. Soar over Manhattan at dawn in your own futuristic drone transport, or ride the dragon and survey your medieval kingdom. Dance the night away or just kick back in the hot tub and talk about your day. Unless of course you want to explore the Rings of Saturn, or find a dragon egg in the sacred forest and hatch it. We'll keep you entertained, whether you want to ride with Genghis Khan or dance to Chaka Khan. See: http://surre.al/
Brain Power - The World's First Wearable System for Autism
The award-winning Brain Power System is an augmented reality toolset that helps people with autism work toward their own customized goals for happy self-sufficiency. (http://www.Brain-Power.com) The focus is on teaching language (with multi-lingual support), interview skills, control of behaviors, physiology-triggered cues to relax yourself, and the like, which would be fun for anyone. We choose smart glasses and AR as opposed to VR (or phones or tablets), in order to keep the person with autism looking up and at people in his or her world. Brain power is platform-independent and portable to all the new smart glasses. Google called itthe most creative and impactful use of Google Glass. It has been featured in TechCrunch, WIRED and almost 200 media outlets.
PLEASE NOTE: our venue requires that all guests RSVP with their full name on meetup.com. You will be asked for a photo ID at the security desk. RSVP's from incomplete names or nicknames will be removed from the list before the event and will not be allowed access to the event. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
6 - Doors open, demos begin, pizza is served courtesy of Brain Power & Surreal!
7 - 7:30 - Brain Power Presentation
7:30 - 8 - Surreal Presentation
8 - 8:15 - Demo intros & announcements
8:15 - 9:45 Demofest!!
9:45pm - Come with us to the afterparty at Firebrand Saints (it's right downstairs!!)
If you're coming to the afterparty, Firebrand Saints offers free validated parking for entry after 5pm.