FJCM interdisciplinary Virtual Reality Team emerges on NVIDIA’s GTC 2018 Silicon Valley

  • Date:2018-04-24
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 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) is the world’s biggest and most important event on artificial intelligence and deep learning and provides attendees valuable training and insights to experience the cutting-edge innovation in the fields of autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, smart cities and more. (Source from GTC 2018)    

Huai-Sheng Huang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Management at College of Management. He has supervised 5 undergraduates (Ting-Yi Tsai, Chia-Hsin Chung, Hsiang-Ting Huang, Yi-Chun Liu and Yi-An Lien) to complete a project titled ‘A Cross-Field VR Case Study to Treat Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder’. With the greatest honor, Huang presented a TALK at NVIDIA GTC 2018 in Silicon Valley on March 26, 2018. (View the recording on NVIDIA website)

This team built a contextualized learning system with realistic interaction for clinical medical education to integrate virtual reality (VR) with occupational therapy knowledge, specifically for children with autism. This system supports a variety of scenes to facilitate training on children’s self-confidence, adaptability and social skills. Moreover, therapists will greatly benefit from this system by proving clients more training content beyond the traditional therapy room does. During the therapy sessions, therapists and children will focus on immersive training rather than spend time arranging situational virtual settings.

While undertaking the research, this interdisciplinary virtual reality team got great supports from lots of collaborative partners. They would like to express their sincere gratitude to Chung-Pei Fu, Assistant Professor in Department of Occupational Therapy of FJCU for academic support. Huang’s student team members were the most thrilled to join this trip attending the big event in person; and it would not happen without the travel sponsorship generously offered by Daniel Tsai, owner at Tri-Mountain Inc. , Business Administration 1972 and Outstanding Alumni Award recipient.