Dr. Martin de Santos


Dr. Martin de Santos

Martin de Santos, PhD (Yale, 2007) is an experienced technology entrepreneur in VR, Mobile, Education and Medicine.

He is the director and founder of Tipitap Dev, boutique development firm that works with entrepreneurs and large companies developing VR, AR and mobile games in the health and education spaces. We have developed experiences for Purell/Gojo, Wells Fargo, Nick Jr, NorthShore, HDMedical, and Reflect XR.

He is the founder of DermicVR, a company focusing on using VR to improve patient experiences in common medical procedures. We have developed Vaccination VR and Venipuncture VR. Both are available for kids, teens and adults. Our solutions are being used in 10+ countries ranging from large hospitals to small medical practices.

Martin was the co-founder and CEO of Tipitap, an award winning and leading children’s app developer. He is currently working with the NGO of the Oscar nominated Director, Damian Szifrón to develop mobile games and apps to promote reading and literacy.

Before diving into the world of software development and apps, Martin taught and Cornell and NYU Buenos Aires.

Honors & Awards:

Launch EDU 2012 Best international Company, Palo Alto, CA

Best App 2011 iTunes Rewind Education (Apple Award)

Children’s Technology Review Gold Medal

Google Play Editor's Choice

Google I/O featured developer

Parent’s Choice Awards

Apps featured in New York Times and USA Today.


September 19 Tuesday

Designing Virtual Reality Applications for Children: From Idea to Prototype