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VR with the Oculus Rift DK2

VR in UNESCO 2016 Int’ Congress on ICT in Education

I represented the University of Nottingham Ningbo China at the  very prestigious 2016 International Congress on ICT in Education and Innovative Achievement Exhibition of ICT in Education. The event is held from 22-24 June in Qingdao and is organised by UNESCO, Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, Education Management Information Centre from the MoE PRC, Shandong Provincial Education Department. The event is hosted by the Education Bureau of Qingdao and the Chinese Journal of ICT in Education. Last year, President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to the conference, which was attended by high profile figures such as director-general of UNESCO Irina Bokova, Vice premier of PRC Liu Yan Dong, and other delegates.

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VR demo with the Oculus Rift DK2

 

 

 

 

The purpose of the event was to expand international outlook, further explore the innovative model integrating ICT and education, and build a platform for cooperation and exchange in terms of ICT in education through showcasing global leading information technology and latest achievements and exemplary cases of ICT in education.

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University of Nottingham Ningbo were 1 out of 9 selected universities to represent the event. The university considers this a highly important platform from which to showcase our world-class teaching, learning, and research-led teaching not only to high-profile visitors from within China, but also to international delegates, and via the media (CCTV, etc).

Together with my trusted colleagues, we showcased VR demos and pilot applications using our Oculus Rift DK2 and Samsung Gear VR with S6 Edge. The event was well attended and our booth seems to attract a lot of attention!

Chinas Ministry of Education Delegates Trying out our VR Demos!

Chinas Ministry of Education Delegates Trying out our VR Demos!

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015: Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes


 

I was invited for the second time to participate at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015 held in London 30 June – 5 July. Our exhibit featured the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes project, with the discovery of 17 monuments using remote sensing methods and VR visualisation. I developed a multitouch table system for acquiring human behaviour, described in an invited article “Crowd Behaviour Mining with Virtual Environments” published in PRESENCE: Teleoperators & Virtual Environments [pdf].

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

Reference Article: Ch’ng, E. (2015) Crowd Behaviour Mining with Virtual Environments, Invited Article, PRESENCE 24(4), p347–358.

Link: Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015