Bardia is the founder and CEO of Interaptix Inc. He holds a BASc in Engineering Science, an MASc in Aerospace Engineering, and a PhD in Human Factors and Systems Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, industrial engineering, human-centred design, robotics, flight systems and control, engineering psychology, as well as human perception and performance. His academic and theoretical knowhow are grounded in his years of experience as a systems engineer in the aerospace industry, as well as an engineering design educator and consultant. In 2013, Bardia was awarded an Entrepreneurial Fellowship by the Ontario Brain Institute and the Ontario Centres of Excellence. Bardia is very passionate about mixed reality and is driven to produce compelling augmented and virtual reality experiences that are transformative and have the power to enlighten and enrich people’s lives.