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The Potential of VR for UK Higher Education
The following entry for the University of Hull was inadvertently omitted
from the published copy of the VR Survey report for 1995/6. We sincerely
apologise to Dr Avis and his colleagues for this oversight.
- Name of group:
- University of Hull Virtual Environment Research Centre (VERC)
- Contact name:
- Dr N.J. Avis
- Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX
- 01482 465247
- 01482 466666
- - web.enc.hull.ac.uk/CS/VE
- Type of organisation:
- University research group
- Number of personnel in VR group:
- 14 (in the CS part of the VERC)
- Backgrounds of group members:
- Computer Science, Computer-Based Learning, Medical Physics, Human Factors, Industrial R&D
- Time actively involved in VR work:
- Since 1992
- Sources of funding:
- We pursue funding through many avenues: EC,
EPSRC, ESRC, DTI, ACME, Medical Charities, companies.
- Major focus of VR work:
- Medical applications -- we use this to address what we see as central,
fundamental challenges for VR.
- Application areas:
- Medical applications, defence/military work, education and training.
- Collaborations with other groups or organisations:
- Several organisations -- some are quite sensitive.
- VR-related hardware and software facilities used:
- Mostly Silicon Graphics based
and includes PowerSeries 4D/420 VGXT, 9 off Indys, several Suns, PCs. Software: dVS/dVISE, VEGA, ModelGen, WTK, VRT (on evaluation)
- Desktop (spaceball, mouse) with flicker glasses and tracked probe, in-house force-feedback system currently under