Patrik Künzler

Patrik Künzler Limbic-Life

Director and Founder
Dr. Patrik Künzler, a medical doctor from the University of Zürich and brain researcher from MIT, develops user interfaces for VR based on medicine and neuroscience at Limbic Life with a focus on natural 3D navigation, body-intelligence, and emotional states.

Dr. Patrik Künzler, a medical doctor from the University of Zürich, conducted post doctoral research on the limbic system in the lab of Nobel laureate Dr. Susumu Tonegawa at MIT. His focus was how emotional states influence memory-, thought-, and decision making processes in the brain. At the MIT Media Lab Patrik focused his research on how our body can be used to affect emotional states and mental performance through the limbic system in everyday devices, and how the body can be used as an input device in the most natural ways possible. Back in Switzerland, he founded Limbic Life in order to produce and market products developed with this new, neuroscience based approach. The first product of Limbic Life is the Limbic Chair, a sitting device that allows for natural, almost weightless movement of the body in a free flow state. It conveys bodily inputs to communicate with electronic devices based on the same neurological principles that we use in real life and thus allows for hands-free, low nauseation navigation in VR..

Limbic Chair VR – Real 3D Navigation in VR

  • 12 May 2017
  • 13 h 00 min - 14 h 00 min
  • Workshops

Navigation and Nauseation in VR: The Elephants in the Room – A Neuroscience Based Approach

  • 11 May 2017
  • 14 h 50 min - 15 h 00 min
  • Conference