Virtual Reality Applications

Virtual Reality Applications

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During the last decade, virtual reality (VR) has emerged from the realm of science fiction fantasies to be experienced by thousands of people. The development of hardware and software support for VR also has led to a huge expansion in the number of applications supported by the medium. The collection of state-of-the-art developments presented in this volume explores the principal application areas of VR systems, and addresses some of the main issues for potential users. Application areas covered include medicine and surgery, engineering and simulation, systems development and modelling, televirtuality, art and education. Human factors issues in VR are also discussed.
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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 203.2 x 260.35 x 25.4mm | 861.82g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0122277554
  • 9780122277559

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Part 1 Introduction: approaches to the successful design and implementation of VR applications, S. Bryson. Part 2 Science and engineering: virtual reality for the physician of the 21st century, R. Satava; populated information terrains - first steps, S. Benford et al; hand-guided scene modelling, H. Sun; modelling in immersive environments - a case study for the science of VR, M. Slater et al; constraint based 3D manipulation techniques for virtual environments, T.R. Fernando et al; implementing televirtuality, G.C. Fox et al; time lag reduction in a medical virtual workbench, W. Lawton et al; tools and metaphors for user interaction in virtual environments, M. Rygoi et al; some human factors issues in immersive virtual reality - fact and speculation, E.C. Regan. Part 3 Simulation and training: galeria virtual - a platform for non-limitation in contemporary art, N. and R. Pares; MuSE - using virtual reality in system development and validation, H. Wirth et al; event-driven visual effects in flight simulation virtual environments, C. Longhurst; learning in virtual environments (LIVE), D.J. Brown et al; simulating humans in virtual reality, J.P. Granien et al; applications of virtual humans in virtual reality, D. Thalmann. Part 4 Visualization: systems structure visualization, S. Whalley et al; virtual reality in computational neuroscience, J. Leigh et al; a unified approach to addressing limitations of desktop data visualization and virtual environments, R.R. Dickinson et al.
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