Virtual and Augmented Reality: Applications and Issues in a Smart City context
Virtual and Augmented Reality has the potential revolutionise how we play, work and learn. In this talk we will consider the fundamentals of Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies including how these technologies can be applied to education, entertainment and data visualisation applications associated with the Smart Cities paradigm. There is a great potential to make use of Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies to enable Smart City applications, however we must solve a number of problems first. Solving these problems will require both an understanding of the data to be visualised and the physiology and psychology of the human user. We cannot afford to ignore either and so in this talk I will touch on the human aspects of Virtual and Augmented applications to Smart Cities and show how an understanding of human perception is crucial to building effective solutions to these problems.
Assoc. Prof. Perry Stuart – University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
Stuart Perry received the B.S. degree (first-class honors) in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He has previously worked for the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia (CSIRO), Australia, Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO), Australia and Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA). He is currently an Associate Professor at University of Technology Sydney in FEIT’s Perceptual Imaging Laboratory (PILab) conducting research into colour and perceptual quality in 3D environments. His research interests include virtual and augmented reality, image processing, and perceptual quality.