Virtual Reality Systems

Author: John A. Vince
Editor: Addison-Wesley Longman
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An accessible introduction to the underlying technologies - real-time computer graphics, colour displays and simulation software - used to create virtual environment systems. The work is intended for students on advanced courses in computing, virtual reality and the human/computer interface.

Virtual Reality Systems

Author: R. A. Earnshaw
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483296571
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This volume brings together a number of the leading practitioners and exponents in the field of virtual reality (VR), and explores some of the main issues in the area and its associated hardware and software technology. The main components of the current generation of virtual reality systems are outlined, and major developments of VR systems are discussed. * SPECIAL FEATURES * This volume brings together some of the leading practitioners and exponents in the field of VR, and explores some of the main issues in the area and its associated hardware and software technology. * The main components of the current generation of cirtual reality systems are outlined, and major developments of Vr systems are discussed, focussing of key areas such as hardware, software, techniques, application interfaces and ethical issues. * The book contains a comprehensive bibliography enabling the reader to follow up particular areas of specialism. It contains 16 pages of colour plates.

Virtual Reality Systems For Business

Author: Robert J. Thierauf
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780899309460
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Virtual reality--one of the most advanced and exciting technologies to emerge in recent decades--offers businesspeople a new way to grasp information and use it quickly and effectively. By literally experiencing information in an artifically created computer generated world instead of reading, hearing, or viewing it on a screen, businesspeople can get information in a way that has proved most successful and most natural for humans. The result is saved time and money, savings that are essential to any enterprise if it is to survive and prosper in today's fast-paced, competitive business environment. Designed and written specifically for businesspeople in business situations, Thierauf's book is an essential source of information, and a major contribution to understanding today's business technologies and how their benefits will accrue in years to come.

Virtual Reality Systems

Author: Zoran Gacovski
Editor: Arcler Press
ISBN: 9781774073506
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Virtual Reality Systems takes into account the control of motions and movements in virtual reality, brain-computer interface system applied for virtual reality control and traffic and driving simulator based on architecture of interactive motion. This book also discusses about robotics towards a model of user experience in immersive virtual environments, training system of lathe works on virtual operating platform, virtual reality surgical training in ear, nose and throat surgery, development of a medical training system with integration of users' skills assessment, augmented reality and possibilities, limitations and effectiveness of applying "virtual realities" in psychotherapy. It also provides the readers with the basic idea about virtual reality systems so as to get better understanding of motion control, virtual environment of robotics, medical and neural application of virtual reality and the correlation between virtual reality and neuroscience.

Stereoscopic Displays And Virtual Reality Systems

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Stereoscopic Displays And Virtual Reality Systems

Author: Andrew J. Woods
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Understanding Virtual Reality

Author: William R. Sherman
Editor: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 012801038X
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Understanding Virtual Reality: Interface, Application, and Design, Second Edition, arrives at a time when the technologies behind virtual reality have advanced dramatically in their development and deployment, providing meaningful and productive virtual reality applications. The aim of this book is to help users take advantage of ways they can identify and prepare for the applications of VR in their field, whatever it may be. The included information counters both exaggerated claims for VR, citing dozens of real-world examples. By approaching VR as a communications medium, the authors have created a resource that will remain relevant even as the underlying technologies evolve. You get a history of VR, along with a good look at systems currently in use. However, the focus remains squarely on the application of VR and the many issues that arise in application design and implementation, including hardware requirements, system integration, interaction techniques and usability. Features substantive, illuminating coverage designed for technical or business readers and the classroom Examines VR's constituent technologies, drawn from visualization, representation, graphics, human-computer interaction and other fields Provides (via a companion website) additional case studies, tutorials, instructional materials and a link to an open-source VR programming system Includes updated perception material and new sections on game engines, optical tracking, VR visual interface software and a new glossary with pictures

The Development Of Virtual Reality Systems And Their Application To Ophthalmic Teaching Diagnosis And Treatment

Author: Gregory L. Heacock
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Developing Virtual Reality Applications

Author: Alan B. Craig
Editor: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780080959085
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Virtual Reality systems enable organizations to cut costs and time, maintain financial and organizational control over the development process, digitally evaluate products before having them created, and allow for greater creative exploration. In this book, VR developers Alan Craig, William Sherman, and Jeffrey Will examine a comprehensive collection of current,unique, and foundational VR applications in a multitude of fields, such as business, science, medicine, art, entertainment, and public safety among others. An insider’s view of what works, what doesn’t work, and why, Developing Virtual Reality Applications explores core technical information and background theory as well as the evolution of key applications from their genesis to their most current form. Developmental techniques are cross-referenced between different applications linking information to describe overall VR trends and fundamental best practices. This synergy, coupled with the most up to date research being conducted, provides a hands-on guide for building applications, and an enhanced, panoramic view of VR development. Developing Virtual Reality Applications is an indispensable one-stop reference for anyone working in this burgeoning field. Dozens of detailed application descriptions provide practical ideas for VR development in ALL areas of interest! Development techniques are cross referenced between different application areas, providing fundamental best practices!

Product Engineering

Author: Doru Talaba
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402082009
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This book contains an edited version of the lectures and selected contributions presented during the Advanced Summer Institute (ASI) on "Product Engineering: Tools and Methods based on Virtual Reality" held at Chania (Greece), 30th May - 6th June 2007. The ASI was devoted to the Product Engineering field, with particular attention being given to the aspects related to Virtual Reality (VR) technologies, and their use and added value in engineering.

Emerging Technologies Of Augmented Reality Interfaces And Design

Author: Haller, Michael
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599040689
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"This book provides a good grounding of the main concepts and terminology for Augmented Reality (AR), with an emphasis on practical AR techniques (from tracking-algorithms to design principles for AR interfaces). The targeted audience is computer-literate readers who wish to gain an initial understanding of this exciting and emerging technology"--Provided by publisher.

Stepping Into Virtual Reality

Author: Mario Gutierrez
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848001176
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Virtual reality techniques are increasingly becoming indispensable in many areas. This book looks at how to generate advanced virtual reality worlds. It covers principles, techniques, devices and mathematical foundations, beginning with basic definitions, and then moving on to the latest results from current research and exploring the social implications of these. Very practical in its approach, the book is fully illustrated in colour and contains numerous examples, exercises and case studies. This textbook will allow students and practitioners alike to gain a practical understanding of virtual reality concepts, devices and possible applications.

Virtual Reality Technology And Applications

Author: Matjaž Mihelj
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400769105
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As virtual reality expands from the imaginary worlds of science fiction and pervades every corner of everyday life, it is becoming increasingly important for students and professionals alike to understand the diverse aspects of this technology. This book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to the theoretical and practical elements of virtual reality, from the mathematical and technological foundations of virtual worlds to the human factors and the applications that enrich our lives: in the fields of medicine, entertainment, education and others. After providing a brief introduction to the topic, the book describes the kinematic and dynamic mathematical models of virtual worlds. It explores the many ways a computer can track and interpret human movement, then progresses through the modalities that make up a virtual world: visual, acoustic and haptic. It explores the interaction between the actual and virtual environments, as well as design principles of the latter. The book closes with an examination of different applications, focusing on augmented reality as a special case. Though the content is primarily VR-related, it is also relevant for many other fields.

Universal Interaction In Virtual Reality Systems

Author: Frank Steinicke
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ISBN: 9783836445511
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Designing Virtual Reality Systems

Author: Gerard Kim
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846282306
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Developing and maintaining a VR system is a very difficult task, requiring in-depth knowledge in many disciplines. The difficulty lies in the complexity of having to simultaneously consider many system goals, some of which are conflicting. This book is organized so that it follows a spiral development process for each stage, describing the problem and possible solutions for each stage. Much more hands-on than other introductory books, concrete examples and practical solutions to the technical challenges in building a VR system are provided. Part 1 covers the very basics in building a VR system and explains various technical issues in object modeling and scene organization. Part 2 deals with 3D multimodal interaction, designing for usable and natural interaction and creating realistic object simulation. Primarily written for first level graduates, advanced undergraduates and IT professionals will also find this a valuable guide.

A Framework For The Development Of Generic Virtual Reality Systems

Author: Ramen Sen
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Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 13

Author: James D. Westwood
Editor: IOS Press
ISBN: 1586034987
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Magical describes conditions that are outside our understanding of cause and effect. Even in modern societies, magic-based explanations are powerful because, given the complexity of the universe, there are so many opportunities to use them. The history of medicine is defined by progress in understanding the human body - from magical explanations to measurable results. To continue medical progress, physicians and scientists must openly question traditional models. For thirteen years, MMVR has been an incubator for technologies that create new medical understanding via the simulation, visualization, and extension of reality. Researchers create imaginary patients because they offer a more reliable and controllable experience to the novice surgeon. With imaging tools, reality is purposefully distorted to reveal to the clinician what the eye alone cannot see. Robotics and intelligence networks allow the healer's sight, hearing, touch, and judgment to be extended across distance, as if by magic. The moments when scientific truth is suddenly revealed after lengthy observation, experimentation, and measurement is the real magic. These moments are not miraculous, however. book.

Understanding Virtual Reality

Author: William Sherman
Editor: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9781558603530
File Size: 14,60 MB
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Understanding Virtual Reality arrives at a time when the technologies behind virtual reality have advanced to the point that it is possible to develop and deploy meaningful, productive virtual reality applications. The aim of this thorough, accessible exploration is to help you take advantage of this moment, equipping you with the understanding needed to identify and prepare for ways VR can be used in your field, whatever your field may be. By approaching VR as a communications medium, the authors have created a resource that will remain relevant even as the underlying technologies evolve. You get a history of VR, along with a good look at systems currently in use. However, the focus remains squarely on the application of VR and the many issues that arise in the application design and implementation, including hardware requirements, system integration, interaction techniques, and usability. This book also counters both exaggerated claims for VR and the view that would reduce it to entertainment, citing dozens of real-world examples from many different fields and presenting (in a series of appendices) four in-depth application case studies. * Substantive, illuminating coverage designed for technical and business readers and well-suited to the classroom. * Examines VR's constituent technologies, drawn from visualization, representation, graphics, human-computer interaction, and other fields, and explains how they are being united in cohesive VR systems. * Via a companion Web site, provides additional case studies, tutorials, instructional materials, and a link to an open-source VR programming system.

Tactile Perception Of Textiles In A Virtual Reality System

Author: Dennis Allerkamp
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642139741
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This work forms part of the EU funded HAPTEX project, which is aimed at developing a VR system for the visual and haptic presentation of textiles. Written by experts in the field, the book presents the state-of-the-art of VR based tactile perception.

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality In Industry

Author: Dengzhe Ma
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642173764
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"Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in Industry" collects the proceedings of the 2nd Sino-German Workshop on the same topic held in Shanghai on April 16-17, 2009. The papers focus on the latest Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) technology and its application in industrial processes and presents readers with innovative methods, typical case studies and the latest information on VR/AR basic research results and industrial applications, such as 3D rendering, innovative human-machine design, VR/AR methodology and new tools for assisting in industry, virtual assembly, virtual factory, training and education, etc. The book is intended for computer scientists, IT engineers as well as researchers in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Dengzhe Ma and Dr. Xiumin Fan are both professors at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China; Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Gausemeier is a professor of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn, Germany; Dipl.-Ing. Michael Grafe is a senior engineer in the Product Engineering Research Group at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn.