Virtual and Augmented Reality Innovation Community

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Alan Turing Building, Room G.107

The University of Manchester

Manchester

M13 9PL

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The first Virtual and Augmented Reality Innovation Community meeting at The University of Manchester

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We invite current users and interested researchers to a meeting to discuss the use of virtual and augmented reality in research across the University. The idea of this community is to share experiences and common interests and discuss ways in which we can work together to better use available resources and generate a multi-disciplinary community that can collaborate internally to then apply for research funding collectively.

We have set up a forum on Slido for ideas to make the community thrive and any questions you may have. If you are interested in the topic, we encourage you to get involved in the discussion, even if you can’t physically attend. The purpose of this is so that discussions and ideas on the way forwards are driven by the community.

Simply visit Sli.do and type in #VRAR in the event code to join the discussion.

Posts can be left anonymously or with your name.

The structure of the meeting is:

11:30-12:30 Brief research presentations

  • The Application of VR to Reduce Pre-operative Anxiety for Children (Scott Midson, Religions & Theology)
  • Use of Gaming Technology to Bring Bridge Inspection to the Office (Muhammad Omer, MACE)
  • Evaluation of VR in Higher Education (Tony Payton, FBMH)
  • The Application of VR in Musical Performance and Composition (Ricardo Climent, Music)
  • Does the Earth Move for you? Evaluation of Perceptual Stability in VR (Paul Warren, FBMH)

12:30-13:00 Lunch and networking (lunch and refreshments will be provided)

13:00-13:45 Group discussion on requirements and obstacles to research/collaboration in VR/AR

  • Outline of current status of VR/AR equipment on campus
  • Discussion on needs of the community (driven by Sli.do responses)

13:45-14:30 The way forward

  • Funding streams to investigate
  • Structure for future meetings

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Alan Turing Building, Room G.107

The University of Manchester

Manchester

M13 9PL

United Kingdom

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