14:332:376 Virtual Reality

Course catalog description: Introduction to VR, input/output devices, haptic interfaces, dedicated hardware, world modeling, human factors in VR simulations, applications, the future of VR.

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits; 1 hour and 20-minute session, twice a week, every week.

Pre-Requisite courses: 14:332:331 or 14:125:309 or 01:198:211

Co-Requisite courses: 14:332:378

Topics Covered:

  • Virtual Reality Input Devices 
  • Virtual Reality Output Devices
  • Computing Architectures for VR 
  • Programming in VR 
  • Human factors
  • Traditional Applications of VR
  • Emerging Applications of VR  

Textbook: G. Burdea and P. Coiffet, Virtual Reality Technology, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2003.