Getting your hands on a virtual frog

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VR has moved another step forwards with developments at the Computer Vision lab in Zürich. Using a special sensor arm, the operator can touch and feel the projected image of an object while viewing it through data goggles. There are many ways now of using simulation for skill development, task rehearsal, and remote operations. This development adds another layer of reality to the virtual representation and so gives rise to an exponential growth in the potential for health applications.

Catching up

Got to see our incomplete participant today. Not that she was incomplete, you understand, her session was. It’s not easy to elicit memories of experiences people didn’t have and the eliciting part comes next week. Hopefully, she won’t feel driven to jump ship before we’ve finished that!

Migrating from MySpace

Today I’m having a rationalising session and that has included coralling several of my disparate online presences (if there is such a word)  into one enclosure. WordPress has a nicely manicured lawn, tidy edgings, and neighbours with eclectic tastes so it makes sense to move in and put up the curtains. I came here on a visit from MySpace, hauling along a nascent blog offering views on the world that may or may not be shared by others. It liked what it saw and pitched its tent so I went back to fetch Dem and now I won’t get lost making my way in the dark between the two late at night. If you’re here and wondering what the heck it’s all about, go to the MySpace link on the right and entertain yourself with a bit of catch-up. Having got the hang of tweeting without inadvertent indiscretion (mostly), I have become more inclined to post snippets for public consumption and those can be found also over on the right of the page.

Off to design a SurveyMonkey survey (well what did you expect?!) and take a tour of the Brighton sim before we go back in tomorrow with a study participant.