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The integration of haptics with immersive virtual reality


   Department of Computer Science

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  Prof Nigel John  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with an interest in exploiting interactive computer graphics and haptics devices (force and tactile feedback). This will be a unique opportunity to be supervised by Professor Nigel John, a world leading researcher in this area particularly in the application of these technologies to healthcare. You will a part of the Medical Graphics research group and be based in a well equipped laboratory that contains a wide variety of equipment (VR headsets, Geomagic Touch devices, stereoscopic displays, and much more). This research will investigate and produce innovative solutions for using a grounded force feedback device that has a relatively small operating workspace within an immersive virtual reality environment where the user has freedom to move around. You will be responsible for the development and programming of the software required to achieve this aim.

Other activities will include analyzing and summarizing research results into high-quality peer-reviewed scientific publications, traveling for research meetings with our collaborators (in particular within the Health and Wellbeing Research and Knowledge Exchange Institute that has recently been established at the University of Chester) and for presenting research results at conferences worldwide, participating in outreach activities to engage the broader community into science and engineering. 

Professor John has over 25 years of research experience and is a Fellow of the Eurographics Association and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. More information on his research group can be found at: https://medical-graphics.org/

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