A Hitchhiker's Guide to Virtual Reality by Karen McMenemy

By Karen McMenemy

A Hitchhiker's advisor to digital Reality brings jointly below one conceal all of the features of pix, video, audio, and haptics that experience to interact to make digital truth a fact. like several solid consultant, it unearths the sensible belongings you want to know, from the point of view of authors who've been there. This two-part advisor covers the technology, expertise, and arithmetic of digital truth after which information its functional implementation. the 1st half appears to be like at how the interface among human senses and know-how works to create digital fact, with a spotlight on imaginative and prescient, an important feel in digital truth. the second one a part of the e-book is tightly built-in with an accompanying CD, which includes the courses for greater than 30 digital fact initiatives, ranging in scope from a device that simulates digital sculpting to a collection of software program for the keep watch over of a four-projector immersive digital surroundings

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Thus, haptic interaction between a human and a computer requires a special type of device that can convert human movement into quantities that can be processed by the computer. The result of the processing should then be converted back into meaningful forces or pressure applied to the human as a result of her initial action. This is not an easy thing to achieve. 1 Virtual Tactile System The human haptic system has an important role to play in interaction with VR. Unlike the visual and auditory systems, the haptic sense is capable of both sensing and acting on the real and virtual environment and is an indispensable part of many human activities.

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The hypothesis is that VR can successfully be used to support complex understanding by stimulating and exploring all human senses, whereas traditional notions of learning tend to focus on purely intellectual skills [4]. So how can VR be used to aid the learning process? The most obvious is within the long distance learning arena. Obviously the Internet and videoconferencing technology have been used for many years to assist in distance learning. Whilst this has been helpful to those, for example, taking part-time ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ 36 3.

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