Virtuleap Center Stage at Web Summit

Hossein Jalali
Nov 6 · 2 min read
Amir Bozorgzadeh — Cofounder & CEO of Virtuleap presenting at Web Summit 2019

A few months ago, we were handpicked as a “breakthrough startup” by the venture arm of Web Summit and invited to pitch on center stage in the 2019 edition of the mammoth tech conference held in Lisbon, Portugal.

Our CEO, Amir Bozorgzadeh, centered the talk around the key role of longevity tech in enabling the aging population by extending their quality of life.

Our goal at Virtuleap is clear: to create short, fun, and intense games in VR by testing and training different cognitive functions like memory, flexibility, problem-solving, as well as motor skills, spatial orientation, and spatial audio awareness.

Our vision is two-fold:

  • VR brain training is a new resource that enables you to better understand yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, while also being offered a way to progress towards a more wholesome and well-balanced ‘you’.
  • By mining gameplay patterns over time using machine learning, we will be able to create a new digital health marker (or biomarker) for the early detection of cognitive illnesses such as dementia.

Just like any part of a healthy routine, like brushing your teeth, or getting exercise a few days a week, we believe VR brain training will become part of regular life, and offer a gameplay-driven application for preventing cognitive and physical decline.

Amir Bozorgzadeh — Explaining cognitive decline and how brain training can help in delaying it
A slide from Amir’s presentation showing machine learning helping in early detection of illnesses

If there is one insight to take from the presentation, it is this: “All modern neuroscience points to cognition as being inherently embodied” and at Virtuleap we are driving the shift to embodied brain training thanks to VR and AI.

Below is the full video of Amir pitching at the Web Summit and another of user feedback to Enhance:

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Hossein Jalali

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Tall, Persian, Father of two boys. Cofounder & CTO @virtuleap. Passionate about sports & technology. Human to a friendly little dog named Leo.

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