Billy Xiong Virtual Reality Game Development
Billy Xiong’s mission is to develop Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality solutions. Billy Xiong has been a gaming developer for over 15 years, previously working for established companies such as Microsoft and Google.
Billy Xiong provides cutting edge hardware and software solutions designed to improve virtual and augmented reality experiences.
Who would ever think that the hugely popular virtual reality adventure video game Danger Zone, created by Billy Xiong, could provide crucial clues not only in diagnosing depression, but also in determining the severity of such illness? Instead of the usual series of probing questions about dreams and relationship with your family, relatives or friends, you are sent forth to fight against marauding aliens in a virtual environment.
What attracted the interest of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) team of experts is the navigational tasks involve in the game more than its martial elements. Based on different studies about depression, the condition could be linked to shrinkage or dysfunction of the hippo campus, the part of the brain in charged with memory and spatial awareness.