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Mark Bolas receives Career Award at IEEE Virtual Reality Conference

Congratulations to Mark Bolas!

At the 2018 Virtual Reality Conference, in Reutlingen, Germany, Mark Bolas received the Career Award from the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee. Mark was on hand to accept the award and gave a talk thanking his collaborators and imparting some wisdom to the audience. Mark is currently on leave from his role at ICT of Director of the Mixed Reality Lab.

The award cited Mark’s work at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Stanford University, and Fakespace Labs, Inc. These include IEEE affiliated awards for: Best Research Demo, Virtual Reality to Go; Best Tech-note, Effects of Redirection on Spatial Orientation in Real and Virtual Environments; Best Paper, Prototyping a Light Field Display Involving Direct Observation of a Video Projector Array; Top Ten Products of the Year, Immersive WorkWall; Industry Excellence, Immersive Workbench; and the inaugural IEEE VR 2005 award for Seminal Technical Achievement in Virtual and Augmented Reality.

The IEEE VGTC Awards program recognizes and honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the community through their research and / or volunteer efforts. Each year, the Technical Achievement Awards are presented during the annual Virtual Reality conference.

REINVENT featured on IEEE Innovation Spotlight

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REINVENT is featured on the IEEE XPLORE Innovation Spotlight. REINVENT is a collaboration between the ICT Mixed Reality Lab and Dr. Sook-Lei Liew to leverage virtual reality and EEG for stroke rehabilitation.

VR and Stroke Rehabilitation

REINVENT is a collaboration between the ICT Mixed Reality Lab and Dr. Sook-Lei Liew to leverage virtual reality and EEG for stroke rehabilitation. The story was recently covered by USC News. “It’s a blend of tech, industry, science and the clinic,” says Dr. Liew. “It really takes it to a whole new level.”

REINVENT: Virtual Reality Rehab at USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy from USC Dentistry on Vimeo.

You Can Change the Laws of Physics and Win the Best Poster Award at IEEE Virtual Reality Conference

teaserCan we adapt if the laws of physics change on us? In virtual reality environments, the laws of physics are very malleable. Yes, we can adapt as long as we are given good visual feedback in a timely manner. Our research into “Motor Adaptation in Response to Scaling and Diminished Feedback in Virtual Reality” was awarded Best Poster at the 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference. Congratulations to David Krum, Thai Phan, and Sin-Hwa Kang.

 

ICT Mixed Reality Lab “Tested” by Norm Chan

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Norm Chan, from Adam Savage’s Tested (www.tested.com), recently visited ICT’s Mixed Reality Lab. We talked about our research which helped create low cost virtual reality displays and also described our latest research projects. See the video.

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Ryan Spicer donning some headgear to explore neurological motor control in VR. This project is with Dr. Sook-Lei Lieu who has joint appointments with the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Neurology.

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