Torin Lucas, Firsthand Advisor (UK) May, 2017 The invitation to collaborate with an African University really came out of the blue. Like most us in the West, Africa paints a picture for me. It conjures up a leafy jungle imagery interrupted by fantastic hopscotch steps over crocodile heads bobbing like foot stones across a lagoon. […]
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March 1, 2017 COOL! A FREE IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION TO EXPERIENCE ALONGSIDE LINDSEY FERRENTINO’S UGLY LIES THE BONE Available in the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Lounge for an hour after Ugly Lies the Bone Performances UGLY LIES THE BONE, a new play by US playwright Lindsey Ferrentino, makes its European premiere in the Lyttelton Theatre tonight and […]
Can virtual reality control chronic pain? Dr. Diane Gromala and DeepStream VR are mixing virtual reality with biofeedback and mindful meditation to deliver a powerful cocktail alternative to opioids – called the human mind.
Watch Lt. Sam Brown’s Inspirational Story After being severely injured in Afghanistan by an IED, Lt. Samuel Brown found himself in a Texas hospital facing a long, painful recovery. But things started to change when Sam began using the virtual reality game, SnowWorld, developed by Dr. Hunter Hoffman and Firsthand’s founders. SnowWorld helped Sam escape the pain of […]
“Entrepreneur Arianna Huffington took a trip inside virtual reality and learned how the immersive tech can help ease physical pain. Howard Rose, CEO of DeepStream VR, had Huffington place her left hand into an ice bucket; the minute-long bath proved a painful experience. But when she dipped her hand again in the chilly water, this […]
KEYNOTE: Ari Hollander, CTO, gives a well received keynote to technology professionals at the GWATA Innovations Awards. Watch at YouTube
TIME Magazine: Health Section – 9.5.2016 by Howard Rose, Firsthand CEO It’s not everyday that a TIME reporter calls for an interview, but it’s very nice when they do. I had that pleasure, speaking with TIME health writer, Alexandra Sifferlin, who served up very insightful, probing questions on the use of VR for pain. Her […]
Ari Hollander speaking at the MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest tells a story about how VR can be used to change the way the brain works. This is an example of the vast potential for using the sensory system for “white hat hacking” our brains to help fix problems caused by disease or injury. See more […]
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