On 8th December 2016, the University of Chester orginised an Inaugural Lecture for Professor Nigel John. It was a great evening with many friends and colleagues from across the UK attending.
Bits, Bytes and Blood The last decade has seen a huge growth in the exploitation of virtual and augmented reality technologies to build training simulators and other tools for medical professionals. This talk provided an overview of some of the projects that I have been working on at the University of Chester and elsewhere, including simulators for interventional radiology, neurosurgery, driving powered wheelchairs, and anatomy education. The projects have made extensive use of haptics interfaces (both force and tactile feedback), and this technology was described including one novel tactile interface that uses focussed airbourne ultrasound. The talk ended with a discussion of the current and future technology challenges for computer based medical simulations.
A video of the complete lecture is available here.