Virtual Environments Including

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14 Νοε 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 5 μήνες)

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Virtual Environments

Virtual Reality

Virtual Environments

Virtual reality

Augmented reality

Situational awareness

Virtual Reality



actually walk into building
and look around (instead of more traditional
direct manipulation looking at it from
various directions and perspectives)



On the boundary

real flight simulator


Firefighter Training

This system will simulate the progress of a fire in a single family

will respond to actions made by the user to rescue occupants and
put the fire out.

The user of the VE will be a Fire Company Officer being trained
or evaluated for his/her skills at commanding a fire crew.

In the VE, the user will speak commands that are translated by an
operator into a predetermined animation sequence in the virtual

As the fire company officer issues commands, the virtual fire crew
will go through animations reflecting these commands,

fire burns in response to virtual crew actions.


Meditation Chamber

The goal of this research is design and build an
immersive virtual environment that uses visual, audio,
and tactile cues to create, guide, and maintain a
patient's guided relaxation and meditation

The use of meditation and guided imagery is well
established as helpful in the treatment and prevention
of a number of diseases

The possibility of increasing the effectiveness and
repeatability of this type of therapy

This project is aimed at creating a working prototype
of this system


Virtual Geographic
Information System

VGIS (Virtual Geographic Information System) is a
large, multifaceted project to allow navigation of and
interaction with very large and high resolution,
dynamically changing databases while retaining real
time display and interaction.

The system allows users to navigate accurate
geographies with sustained frame rates of 15
frames per second.

The user can not only see these terrains from any
viewing angle but also buildings, roads, high
resolution imagery draped on the terrain, and other


Virtual Reality
Phobia Therapy

Virtual Reality Exposure involves
exposing the patient to a virtual
environment containing the feared
stimulus in place of taking the patient
into a real environment or having the
patient imagine the stimulus, which is
what traditional exposure therapy
usually involves.


Helping Burn
Patients Cope with Pain

using immersive VR for pain control (in addition to pain

Their first virtual world used was SpiderWorld. Spiderworld
was originally designed to
treat spider phobics
, but has also
proved quite distracting for burn patients.

now developing several new virtual environments
specifically designed for treating pain (e.g., especially
grabbing virtual environments).

SnowWorld has been developed with support from the Paul
Allen Foundation for Medical Research.

Patients fly through an icy canyon with a river and frigid
waterfall. Patients shoot snowballs at snowmen and igloos
(with animated impacts).

Since patients often report re
living their original burn
experience during wound care, SnowWorld was designed to
help put out the fire.

Virtual Gorilla Exhibit

being developed to explore techniques
for using Virtual Reality to present
information to users experientially that
would otherwise be difficult for them to

Based upon actual data from the Zoo
Atlanta gorilla exhibit,

modeling an environment where the user
can explore areas that are normally off
limits to the casual visitor.

Virtual Reality Headgear


Alternative to Headgear

Exploring using the CAVE

Virtual Environments

Successful virtual environments depend on the
smooth integration of:

Visual Display

Head position sensing

position sensing

Force feedback

Sound input and output

Other sensations

Cooperative and competitive virtual reality

1. Virtual Retinal Display (VRD)

2. Shared Space

3. Learning in Virtual Environments


5. Virtual Motion Controller

6. Interactive VRD

7. Virtual Pilot

8. Greenspace

9. Virtual Chess

10. Starship

11. New Media

11. Expert Surgical Assistant

13. Tactile Augmentation

13. Geoscientific Visualization

13. Motion Sickness


17. Blocksmith

18. SS Working Group

19. Parkinson's Project

20. SS Working Group

21. Driving Simulator

22. Two
Handed User Interface

22. Motion Sickness

24. Wearable Interfaces

25. Virtual Classroom

26. Situation Awareness

27. CEDeS Lab

27. Endoscopic Surgery Simulator

27. Virtual Playground

27. Virtual Reality Toolkit

31. Engineering Study of an Endoscope Design

31. Virtual Mirrors

31. Starship

31. Human
Computer Symbiote

31. Virtual Chess

36. 4d mouse

36. collaborative mixed reality

36. VR Interaction Techniques

39. Collaboration through Wearables

39. Phobia Desensitization

41. VRD

41. architecture and virtual reality

41. Multimodal Interfaces

41. situation awareness

41. Medical Robotic Interfaces

46. VRD Emulator

46. laparoscopic surgical simulator

48. Flicker Sensitivity

48. knowledge base project

48. /

48. self
motion perception

52. Design for a Low Vision Aid



54. Interface Sickness

54. design for a low vision aid using a scanned
laser display

57. visual
inertial nulling: cross
over asymmetry

57. design for a low vision aid

57. Measures for Presence

60. functional effects of refractive surgery on
driving performance

U Washington Virtual Reality Projects

Progress on Visual Display

The Virtual Retinal Display (VRD) team has been focused
on developing improvements to the current prototype
systems and on creating the parts needed for future
prototypes. The VRD, based on the concept of

an image directly on the retina of the viewer's
was invented at the HIT Lab in 1991. The
development program began in November 1993 with the

goal of producing a full color, wide field
view, high resolution, high brightness, low
cost virtual display.

Progress on Movement Sensing

For some applications, a hands
free, body
walking interface is ideal;

the UW HIT Lab has been developing prototypes of
motion" interfaces, which allow the user to
interact by using a subset of the real
world kinesthetic

Though the ranges of motion are less than full, these inputs
are sufficient to convince the user that he or she is moving
in the virtual world.

Development of these interface devices is called the Virtual
Motion Controller (VMC) Project.

Virtual Motion Controller

The HIT Lab's VMC working
prototype measures body position
over the working surface with an
arrangement of four weight sensors

The curved working surface provides
important feedback to the user about
his or her physical location, and
therefore body locomotion input to
the device.

Progress on Cooperative
Augmented Reality

The Shared Space interface demonstrates how
, the overlaying of virtual objects on the real world, can
radically enhance face
face and remote

For remote collaboration, system allows life
sized live virtual
video images of remote user to be overlaid on the local real
environment, supporting spatial cues and removing the need to
be physically present at a desktop machine to conference.

computer vision techniques are used to precisely register virtual
images with physical objects, extending the currently popular
"Tangible Interface" metaphor.

work in the context of a collaborative card
game application that
allows face
face and remote users to collaboratively interact
with each other and virtual animations.

Science Fiction?

Most of this stuff won’t be in an office
near you next year …

But the future comes quickly in computer
science !

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