Innovation in Training: Simulation & Interactivity

A UKIF partnering event supported by CDE

14 November | Inition 3D Studios, London

Registration open here

This event – hosted at Inition’s 3D studios in London’s Tech City and supported by the Centre for Defence Enterprise - seeks to bring together academia and industry to understand the current needs and challenges of users of interactive technologies for training, and to showcase novel technologies and research that might be applied to address them. The event aims to stimulate cross-sector discussions and develop collaborative partnerships. There is time during the day for networking and for speakers to demonstrate their work. Delegates can pre-book meetings with one another in the afternoon.
Technology speakers:
  • Real Virtuality – Alan Chalmers, University of Warwick
  • Augmented Reality – Anthony Steed, UCL
  • Serious Games using brain computer interfaces – Fotis Liarokapis, University of Coventry
  • Large sale simulations at the Advanced Computing Research Centre – Daniela Romano, Sheffield University
Platforms, applications and demos:
  • Inition’s 3D capabilities, including a virtual holographic platform – Stuart Cupit, Inition.
  • 3D digital object handlers for firearms analysis, and podiatry training simulator with haptic feedback – Martyn Prigmore, University of Huddersfield
  • Multidisciplinary Major Incident Simulator – David Taylor, Imperial College
  • VirtualTriage – interactive triage training platform – David Fried, VirtualWare Group
  • Gaming for the elderly to improve cognitive, physical and social abilities (a TSB funded project) – Nitin Thakrar, e-Learning Studios
  • Brain training solutions for improving attention, impulsivity, memory, concentration and behaviour – Ian Glasscock, Games for Life
  • A new visualisation technology – Christian McDermott, Voovio
Plus:
  • CDE – Challenges and needs for training, and funding opportunities
  • TSB/KTN Funding opportunities
  • Case Study: Partnering with the University of Teesside through the ICASE award scheme – Julian McCrea, Portal Entertainment
  • The training and simulation technology landscape – Andy Fawkes, Thinke
Some short pitches are available for researchers and businesses to present their novel work, research or applications that could be applied to training in sectors such as defence, medicine and healthcare, and education. Technology might include virtual reality, augmented reality, serious games, simulation and visualisation - please contact Helen O’Connor to discuss.
£75+vat (UKIF members), £100+vat (non-members), £60 concessions.
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