Virtual Reality Lesson


Virtual Reality Graphic, Business Applications of Virtual Reality, Educational Applications of Virtual Reality, Medical Applications of Virtual Reality, Military Applications of Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Hardware, Virtual Reality Software

1.0) The student will be able to discuss the virtual reality lab at Stanford.

1.1) What is the haptic device?

1.2) Why does the lab simulate tree chopping?

1.3) Why does the lab simulate a pit?

1.4) Describe the head mounted display.

1.5) How is Ford using virtual reality?

1.6) What is the purpose of Snow World?

2.0) The student will be able to discuss the US Army’s Virtual
Reality Simulation Training System

2.1) Describe the hardware used in the US Army system.

2.2) Describe the software used in the US Army system.

3.0) The student will be able to compare and contrast Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab and the US Army’s Virtual Reality Simulation Training System.

3.1) How is the virtual reality hardware different between the two systems?

3.2) How is the purpose of the two systems different?

3.3) How are the communication systems of the two systems different?

3.4) Which system seems more “advanced” and why?

4.0) The student will be able to discuss the Sony viewer.

4.1) Would you buy the Sony headset?

4.2) What price would you be willing to pay?

4.3) What sort of software would you like to see developed for the Sony headset?

5.0) The student will be able to compare the Sony viewer and Google Glass.

5.1) What is similar between the two glasses?

5.2) What is different between the two glasses?

5.3) If you could have only the Sony viewer or only Google Glass for a birthday present then which would your pick and why?

Lecture Outline Document

Group Exercise

The students will break into groups and explain one aspect of virtual reality.

1) Business Applications of Virtual Reality

2) Educational Applications of Virtual Reality

3) Medical Applications of Virtual Reality

4) Military Applications of Virtual Reality

5) Virtual Reality Hardware

6) Virtual Reality Software

Worksheet

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