Selected Activities of the Interactive Graphics and Simulation Group
Time: h.12:00 pm
Location: Room Ofek, Polo Ferrari 1 - Via Sommarive 5, Povo (TN)
- Prof. Matthias Harders, University of Innsbruck
The research of the Interactive Graphics and Simulation group focuses on physically-based simulation, computer haptics, and virtual/augmented reality. An overarching theme is the application of these techniques in the medical domain; with a special focus on surgical training systems.
This talk will overview some of our activities in this regard, for instance, data-driven techniques in deformation computation and haptic rendering, as well as new concepts in augmented reality, i.e. the augmentation of the sense of touch. Practical application of these techniques in surgical education will also be outlined.
About the Speaker
Matthias Harders received his PhD degree and completed his habilitation at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. There he founded and led the Virtual Reality in Medicine research group. In 2014 he became a full professor at the University of Innsbruck, where he leads research on interactive graphics and simulation. He is a co-founder of the IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics, of the EuroHaptics Society, and the IEEE Transactions on Haptics. In 2008 he also co-founded the start-up company VirtaMed, which builds surgical training systems. His current research focuses on physically-based simulation, computer haptics, and virtual/augmented reality. The main application area is the medical domain, also including aspects of human-computer interaction and multi-modal data visualization.