60 years of VR with Tom Furness: The Super Cockpit, Pulse Diagnosis and the Virtual World Society

Tom Furness has been thinking about virtual reality longer than most VR users have been alive. He built some of the first helmet-mounted displays for the US Air Force, and what would become the Super Cockpit. Leaving the military, he helped found the Human Interface Technology Lab at the University of Washington in Seattle, and created the non-profit, educational association, the Virtual World Society. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, an electrical engineer and a pioneer in the field of VR. He is known as the “grandfather of VR” because he has been working on VR since the 1960s.

14 juni 2023 15:30 - 17:00 Registreren

On June 14th at 15:30 p.m., he will be speaking at the Dutch Health Week. During his talk, he will discuss the current challenges and opportunities of virtual reality in the cross-over field of Health & Gaming; the cost and availability of VR devices and software, the lack of standardized guidelines and regulations for VR health applications and the ethical and privacy issues related to VR data collection and use.

There will also be a specific focus on Serious Games, focusing on; the accessibility and usability issues for VR gamers with different abilities and needs and the social and cultural implications of VR gaming, such as isolation, violence, and stereotyping.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the field of VR.

Be aware: you also need to sign up for the Dutch Health Week to be able to get into this session. You can do so via this link.

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1. Sign in here for the Dutch Health Week.

2. Sign in below for the session with Tom Furness.

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