IEEE VGTC VR Technical Achievement Award
29 March 2023, by HCI-UHH
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For his research in 3D spatial user interaction and locomotion, Prof. Dr. Frank Steinicke received the IEEE VGTC VR Technical Achievement Award at the international IEEE VR Conference. He is the second German scientist to receive this honor.
Since 2005, the prize has been awarded annually to people for pioneering technical achievements in the field of virtual and augmented reality. With this award, Prof. Dr. Steinicke is also inducted into the renowned IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Academy.
His research and development work makes it possible to explore virtual worlds of any size by actually walking in small spaces. "We explored to which extent people with immersive data glasses can be guided along paths in the virtual world that differ from the real world without them noticing the difference," explains the computer scientist. The focus is on immersive technologies that users can immerse themselves in with all their senses. To this end, Steinicke and his working group methodically combine approaches from computer science with psychology.
Further details can be found here: https://tc.computer.org/vgtc/awards/virtual-augmented-reality-technical-awards/