HTC Vive Developers Conference draws technology and gaming experts

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Amidst great expectations the first official HTC Vive Developers Conferences starts in Beijing this week. There has been a lot of build up to the upcoming three-day event that starts on 18 December following the world tour of the HTC’s Vive.

Leading video game writers on the forefront of content development for VR including Valve’s Chet Faliszek and Japanese game producer Harada Katsuhiro (Tekken series), interactive storytelling experts WEVR CEO Neville Spiteri and Chief Innovative Officer Baobab Studios Eric Darnell will be speaking at the conference. Attendees will also hear about the latest developments in motion capture and mapping the human body from Noitom’s Tristan Dai and Tobias Baumann.

The future of VR technology is not only in gaming. The technology is already being used in other fields like entertainment, education and real estate. Its use in healthcare will be highlighted by Moty Avisar CEO & CoFounder Surgical Theater, a developer of VR and image guidance software for surgery.

The jam-packed agenda includes keynotes and panels by technology experts on all topics related to VR including a keynote by Raymond Pao, Vice-President of VR Technology at HTC on the HTC developer program.

On the last two days of the conference Vive demo booths will be open to the public so everyone can get a first-hand immersive computer-simulated experience through HTC’s high-definition head-mounted Vive. Through its two location trackers and a pair of wireless controllers the Vive track users' movement in space to give a room scale immersive experience.