In the latest video from Global Challenges A Conversation With … series, Professor Geoffrey Spinks chats to Dr Allan Rennie.
The Conversation was held in September, when Dr Rennie, a engineering from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, visited the University of Wollongong.
Dr Rennie, an expert in product development, is an external researcher on the Global Challenges project, Re-Energising the Illawarra Through Additive Manufacturing, which explores how the Illawarra can become an emerging hub for new technology. The project is inspired by similar initiatives in Ohio in the United States, and Lancaster in north-west England.
My paper, A Comparison of Upper Limb Movement Profiles When Reaching to Virtual and Real Targets using the Oculus Rift HMD, outlined a pilot study I performed in a collaboration between the Centre for Intelligent Mechatronics Research (CIMR) and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. I was looking into the effects of Virtual Reality (VR) on movement profiles, and the implications the differences would make on ongoing research into utilising VR for multiple forms of rehabilitation.