Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Towards Real Virtuality

Towards Real Virtuality is a research cluster founded by EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the UK Government's leading funding agency for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences), which supports a year of activities (April 08 – Mar 09) to determine what is the state-of-the-art in the world with regard to capture/model – store/transmit – deliver the real world the "real virtuality" solution.

The cluster will enable effective collaboration between leading researchers and industry concerned with all aspects of stimuli presentation in respect of each of the five senses (sight, sound, touch, taste and smell) including cross-modal effects.

With this knowledge, they will be putting together a blue-print to develop over several years a novel multi-sensory “virtual cocoon” which will deliver real-world experiences to you in the comfort of your home.

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