Accessibility, Research & Therapy in Virtual and Augmented Reality

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Eight Bit Studios, LLC

350 West Erie Street · Chicago

How to find us

***Eight Bit Studios is on the 3rd Floor at 350 West Erie Street. There is a call box on the outside of the building, so you can call up if nobody is at the door to let you in. Thank You!***

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What's Happening:
This month's meetup will take place at Eight Bit Studios, who will also be providing food and beverage. The topic is Accessibility, Research & Therapy. We'll be talking about use cases, design considerations and user interaction that take into account accessibility factors, research focused on the design and development of hardware and applications to account for accessibility factors, and therapy that uses VR and AR.

What's The Format:
The format will remain the same, and the conversation will take us wherever it goes. We're still going to keep it simple and informal - this meetup is about you, our members, and not the presenters.

6:00-6:30 - Informal networking and introductions.
6:30-7:00 - Panel members will introduce themselves and describe their experience.
7:00-7:30 - Open discussion and Q&A.
7:30-??? - We may wrap up the discussion and return to informal networking and demonstrations, but if the conversation is flowing, the conversation may continue. This is all up to you.

Matt Wren - Origin Development & BundlAR

Confirmed Panel:
Alan Beauchamp - Terminal54
Eric Irving - Scientific Games
Gareth Davies - Origin Development & BundlAR
Emma Johansson - Runaway (Joining Remotely From New Zealand)

Tentative Panel:
VR Therapy Researcher

AltSpaceVR on Oculus Rift (Origin Development)
CastAR - Augmented Reality Glasses (Terminal54)

Register Here:
***Please RSVP to this Meetup and also register at the EventBrite Registration link above so that security lets you in the building.

About Our Presenters:
Origin Development ( ) provides custom development services to the events industry and the Chicago startup community. Our team is made up of full-stack technology experts. The services we provide include custom web & mobile application development, virtual & augmented reality development, live streaming, event IT solutions, temporary high-density wireless internet service, and more.

BundlAR( BundlAR is Chicago's augmented reality solutions company, providing custom augmented reality application development, consulting, and marketing services.

Scientific Games ( As a global leader in the gaming and lottery industries, Scientific Games’ mission is to empower our customers by creating the world’s best gaming and lottery experiences.

Terminal54 ( Terminal54 strives to empower collaboration and mobility. Utilizing augmented reality and emerging technologies, Terminal54 provide individuals and teams with the tools to be the best version of themselves, wherever they go: to create the future at a moment’s notice, to be bold and transform the world around them, to reimagine their purpose.

Runaway ( Runaway is an independent game developer and publisher based in Dunedin New Zealand. We build beautiful games inspired by the natural world, and supportive communities that our players are proud to belong to for years.

Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Thank you to Eight Bit Studios for sponsoring this month's meetup, and thanks always to Fintank, Origin Development, and BundlAR, who make this MeetUp happen every month.

Eight Bit Studios ( Chicago mobile app development : design, user experience, frontend development, and ruby on rails. When you hire our team of digital product experts, you get an experienced and balanced approach to UX, Design, Project Management, and Technology

FinTank ( Our Mission is to facilitate Chicago’s fintech ecosystem, ensuring that wherever you may land in the community, you’re getting the right access, exposure, and education you need.