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Mr Scott Devine
Research Student
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E-mail: sdevine08 at qub dot ac dot uk




Academic Background:

MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Queen's University Belfast, 2014

Research Project:

Enhancing Quality of Life For All Through Assistive Technology

Project Background:

Ambient assisted living technology (AAL) encompasses many sciences and research fields, among them Virtual Reality (VR). Research within the vision aspect of VR has culminated in the release of the Oculus Rift head mounted display (HMD). A HMD enables a user to see inside and look around a VR environment. The Oculus Rift is at the forefront of immersive vision systems dedicated to displaying VR environments to the user, brought about by huge demand from the military, the gaming industry and surgical schools. However, less impressive advances have been made with how we interact with VR environments; in fact, these have remained almost unchanged for three decades. The mouse and keyboard remain the staple input to computers and thus how we move and interact with VR environments, yet they provide almost zero feedback. Scott's research is centred on changing how we interact with VR environments and will focus on integrating and developing technology that provides force and tactile feedback to the user.

Research Interests:
Haptic technology, high fidelity haptic rendering algorithms, virtual environment technology integration.