University of Birmingham
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Engineering Masterclass - The Realities of Virtual Reality

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Event Summary:

Our masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group university. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon.

Full Event Details:

Date Wednesday 9 November 2016
Time 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Year group Year 12/13

The recent resurrection of interest in Virtual Reality (VR – and related topics of ‘Augmented’ and ‘Mixed’ Reality) cannot have gone unnoticed, with almost weekly announcements of new developments in head-mounted displays, advanced hand controllers and applications for smartphones and tablets. But has the domain of VR really progressed dramatically since its first appearance in the 1980s and 1990s? Is the notion of ‘immersion’ into computer-generated worlds really a reality? How far have we come in terms of senses other than vision – touch, smell and so on? Using examples from the HIT Team’s extensive project portfolio – with applications in defence, health care and heritage, this masterclass will expose the truths and myths about VR, with opportunities for hands-on experiences with the latest technologies.

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

Institution Profile:

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.

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