Matt Davis (pictured), an ISE graduate student from the COGENT Lab, assesses emerging gesture interaction and head-worn display technology at IEEE VR.

Matt Davis at IEEE VR
Matt Davis (pictured), an ISE graduate student from the COGENT Lab, assesses emerging gesture interaction and head-worn display technology at IEEE VR conference.

ISE Associate Professor of Human Factors, Joe Gabbard along with several ISE students travelled to Greenville, South Carolina to present their human factors research work at the international IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) Conference, the premier virtual and augmented reality conference that brings together researchers and practitioners from all around the world.
 

Four graduate students from Gabbard’s COGnitive Engineering for Novel Technologies (COGENT) Lab presented the groups’ recent augmented reality research studies:

  • "Effects of real-world backgrounds on user interface color naming and matching in automotive AR HUDs," presented by Coleman Merenda
  • "Depth perception in mirrors: The effects of video-based augmented reality in driver's side view mirrors," by Missie Smith
  • "Depth-based 3D gesture multi-level radial menu for virtual object manipulation," by Matt Davis
  • "Casting shadows: Ecological interface design for augmented reality pedestrian collision warning," by Hyungil Kim

While four ISE students were able to attend and present at the conference (as named above), six ISE student-authors in total were represented across the collection of presented work (three undergraduate and three graduate).  When asked about the group’s travel and experiences, Gabbard stated: “The IEEE VR conference rotates between North America, Europe and Asia.  Fortunately, this year’s conference venue was conveniently located within driving distance to Blacksburg.  As such, I felt there was a great opportunity to bring as many student-authors as we could and really showcase VT ISE to the broader VR/AR community.” Student travel to this conference was supported by the ISE Excellence Fund.


For more information on the COGENT Lab’s research, visit http://cogent.ise.vt.edu