Virtual reality object interaction
A grant from the Experimental Psychology Society and capital investment from the University of Exeter (Buckingham’s start-up funds) have funded the development of a virtual reality object interaction laboratory, where sensory perception research is untethered from the constraints of the physical environment to drive a whole new research programme geared toward understanding human sensory perception for human computer interaction, medical technologies, and clinical rehabilitation.
Additionally, as part of her research placement at the University of Exeter, Caitlin Naylor will use VR as a tool for investigating multisensory integration during object lifting tasks. Specifically, through employing a unique mixed-reality paradigm, we will systematically manipulate visual and tactile object information, to show how different sensory modalities inform our perception and action.
For more information on this project, please contact Dr Gavin Buckingham.