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Time - Friday, July 28, 2017, 11:00 am
Location - 302 HRBB

VR for Industry Applications and Human Factor Issues

Wookho Son
SW-Content Research Laboratory

Abstract

Recently, VR (Virtual Reality) has become very popular due to its tremendous potential for various applications such as entertainment, military, manufacturing, etc.

In particular, VR is emerging as an important and effective tool for various kinds of training purposes, which includes medical surgery, combat operation, disaster prevention, and manufacturing. To develop those special-purpose VR applications, we need appropriate means of delivering compelling sensations of the real world to the users and good analysis skills for real-world data as well.

In this talk, some of the high-end VR applications developed for industry training, more specifically to manufacturing, will be introduced as good examples of VR’s usefulness. Also, we will be discussing some of the human factor issues related to reducing VR sickness which are prevalent in VR applications.

Biography

Dr. Wookho Son works at SW-Content Research Laboratory where he does research in Virtual/Augmented Reality, physically-based simulation, digital holography, human factor, HCI, robotics, and haptic interfaces.

He earned the Korean MCST Ministerial Citation in 2007, 2012 and 2014. He earn the ETRI-Man Award in 2011.

He is currently working on the development of a method for regulating human-factor parameters for reducing VR-induced sickness as Principal Investigator.

He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 2001. He was advised by Dr. Nancy Amato and Dr. Jeffrey Trinkle. He earned his M.S in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 1996 and his B.S. in Computer Science from Yonsei University in 1987.