VIRTUAL REALITY PIONEER
Howard Rose is a pioneer in the field of Virtual Reality for over 20 years.
Co-Founder and CEO of Firsthand Technology, Howard’s groundbreaking work has shown that VR offers limitless possibilities to make us healthier and more productive.
Applying VR to transform healthcare - Howard’s prime passion - his company, Firsthand, is renowned for bringing innovative solutions to treat phobias, battlefield PTSD, and relieve pain.
Howard’s portfolio of VR projects includes iconic health applications like SnowWorld for burn pain relief, IraqWorld to treat battlefield PTSD, and Attack of the S. Mutans to inspire children to improve dental self-care habits. Howard is the creator of the world’s first VR application to learn a foreign language (Japanese), called Zengo Sayu, and one of the earliest Augmented Reality training tools for training anesthetic injection techniques.
Howard is a frequently invited speaker at international events such as TEDMED, Fortune Brainstorm Health, Cannes Lions, mHealth, NVidia’s GPU Conference and many others.
The Importance of Art Education for Well Being
Virtual Gaming with Real Health Outcomes
How Virtual Reality Hacks the Brain to Make you Better
How does Virtual Reality Compare to Drugs?
Virtual Reality for Chronic Pain