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Section: Overall Objectives


Our project aims at defining new methods and tools for cooperative frameworks. This work is at the edge of several research areas : physical modeling, virtual reality, and HCI.

Our project deals with these three research areas. In the animation and simulation field, we aim at defining virtual objects behaving like real ones. As far as Virtual Reality is concerned, we focus on providing the users with natural interaction with computer models. Last, we contribute to the HCI community by proposing and experimenting new interaction models and 3D interfaces between the users and the computer objects. Our team has been developing for several years a non-immersive 3D environment mimicking a meeting room. A group of users, each one using its own computer, can meet in a virtual office and work together. Such a concept involves new problems, like manipulating virtual objects inside a cooperative framework (how to model real objects ? how to interact with these models ?).

Our research currently focuses on fives subjects: one on physical models, one on Collaborative Virtual Environments and three around interactions : 3D HCI, tactile actuators, interaction between virtual objects in physical simulation. We focus on the medical field as main application area. We target tools (both numerical and hardware) for medical simulation, as well as for improval of patient rehabilitation .


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