The first CIEHF Midlands Regional Group’s event of 2018 is a visit to the University of Birmingham’s Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team Lab.
Formed in 2003, HIT Team has been pioneering the application of human factors to Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in a range of real-world contexts. It is opening its labs as part of an event to allow human factors practitioners and representatives from local organisations to experience projects in defence, healthcare, heritage and education.
After food and drink on arrival, HIT Team Director Professor Bob Stone (a Fellow of the CIEHF and a VR veteran of over 30 years), will give an introductory presentation where you’ll be able to experience first-hand a variety of VR, AR and MxR developments.
You will see:
- Future concepts for command and control in defence and security.
- The use of interactive technologies in patient cognitive and physical rehabilitation (based on trials under way at the Queen Elizabeth and Heartlands Hospitals).
- A new MxR training system for Medical Emergency Response Teams.
- A number of educational rural and maritime heritage projects, some involving the visualisation of data captured by drones.
“This is certainly one of the most impressive and productive VR & AR focused education facilities I have seen.” Tom Atkinson, Tech Trends, November 2017.
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