The BC Tech Summit is the largest technology conference in BC. This year, the second annual #BCTECH Summit took place March 14-15, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Summit was co-hosted by the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) and BC’s Ministry of Technology, Industry and Citizens’ Services, More than 5,000 entrepreneurs, researchers, students and government officials came together to discuss the latest tech innovations from British Columbia on Canada’s west coast.
SFU Pain Studies Lab founder Dr. Diane Gromala, along with researchers Xin Tong, Serkan Pekcetin, Frederico Machuca, Servet Ulas and Sungmin Park showcased their Virtual Reality research work in the Future Realities area, together with other research labs and commercial companies, such as EA, Microsoft, Conquer Mobile and Archiact, to name a few.
Audiences from academia, government, universities and industry companies enjoyed the lab’s demo. A lot of teenagers who participated the Innovation Day at BC Tech Summit, asked many questions about the Pain Lab’s scientific and health research. Further, patients and health researchers joined us to discuss how their own pain situation might benefit from our research, and expressed their willingness to test the Pain Lab’s diverse research.