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Friday, July 14, 2017

Vision, Real and Virtual

There have been many years of research about how vision works, but not enough about how this effects virtual and augmented reality.    Ultimately it drives perception.  An extended look at the topic:

 Perception is Reality -- and Virtual Reality  By Rebecca Guenard
Virtual reality is here. In fact, it’s everywhere. Beyond video games, it is helping therapists to treat PTSD, allowing medical students to do virtual operations, and letting engineers test vehicle safety before the car is built. 

But in order to provide a genuine experience through virtual reality (VR), manufacturers must first understand how vision works in the real world. And understanding a complex system like vision requires advances on multiple fronts. At Penn Arts and Sciences, psychologists and physicists are looking more closely at the basics of how we see. ... "

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