Ari Hollander, CTO at Firsthand, a pioneer and thought leader in virtual and augmented reality with over 25 years in design and development of Immersive Computing software, hardware, systems and applications. He creates virtual environments that have a measurable, positive effect on the real world: His recent VR software application Cool! was shown to reduce chronic pain by 60% in clinical trials. See http://tinyurl.com/zn4cwkq
Ari has been Principal Investigator on two exceptional NIH SBIR grant projects totaling $3.75M in funding, has helped to launch four companies, and is a frequently invited speaker in international venues.
Playing wrecklessly [sic] in the unruly intersection of art, technology, interface, and perception. He has been building virtual worlds for clinical research, education and Serious Games since the old Millennium and he will help create the future or die trying!