Mary C. Whitton
Research Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
256 Sitterson Hall , CB #3175
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175
(919) 962-1950 (Voice)
(919) 962-1799 (Fax)
whitton_at_cs dot unc dot edu
after VR 2011
March 28, 2011
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Dawn at Angkor Wat on
a cloudy day
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- What makes virtual
environments work? How do technical factors influence their
Recent and current work improves and compares means of locomotion
- Is walking-in-place better than using a joystick to move
around in VEs?
- Can we make interfaces where you don't really walk be
- Is it possible to make redirected-walking work without
Other recent work: understanding perception of scene motion as applies
to latency and to redirected walking.
- How do we show VEs are
Can we show training transfer? improved insight for immersive
Can we enable new types of interaction?
Fall 2008. Jason Jerald performs psychophysics studies testing user's
sensitivity to scene motion--motion that makes the virtual world appear
Tools for Serious Games
and VE Applications
- Control and display application
system for VE enhanced physical therapy for gait rehabilitation.
New collaboration with Physical Therapy with a force plate instrumented,
dual-belted treadmill. The initial target population is patients with
asymmetric gait due to stroke.
scenario/rehabilitation session generation tools for physical therapists
- How can we use logs
from training simulators (and games) to evaluate trainee/player
- Can we diagnose the cause of a trainee/player's poor performance
from the logs?
- Can we use the measured performance to automatically drive the
scenario/session generation tools?
Winter 2009. Jeff Feasel walking on the dual-belt treadmill and viewing
early prototype environment and display. Goal is hands-free user control of
path and speed through the VE
Still interested, but
don't work in this anymore....
- Computer graphics
Programmable Graphics Processors--a previous time around the wheel of
Application Accelerator: GPGPUs a previous time around the wheel
4/3/09 Mock up of wrap-around display surface for
physical therapy lab.
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