Visual Cognition research group Contact Information

Principal Investigator, University Researcher
Jukka Häkkinen
Institute of Behavioural Sciences
PO Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1 A)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
+358 - 9 - 1911
e-mail:
Jukka.Hakkinen@helsinki.fi

New opportunities from Finnish-Japanese collaboration in virtual reality and 360 video II

Time: 4.11.2016 13.30 - 16.00

Place: Room 7062 (7th floor), Kaisa-talo, Kaisaniemenkatu 5

Contact Tuomas Leisti if you would like to participate the event: tuomas.leisti@helsinki.fi

Virtual reality (VR) and 360 video are not only about technology, as content is equally important. Although VR and 360 video are still at early stage, there would be empirical rules and tacit knowledge for making quality content. Our 2nd corporate affiliate program seminar aims at sharing the cutting edge approaches from Finnish and Japanese creators.

Organized with International Ergonomics Association (IEA), Technical Committee "Ergonomics in Advanced Imaging"

Speakers

1. Opening address: Jukka Häkkinen

2. Beyond the Hype

Synes Elischka fom "Virtual Cinema Lab" at Aalto University

3. From concept to content

Kasimir Lehto from Mandala VR Ltd.

4. VOOR - VR and 360 video total solutions from Japan

Keiji Ohta from Re-Invention Co., Ltd.

5. Bright Future - Augmented virtuality experience

Noora Heiskanen from Teatime Research Ltd.

6. Demonstration of Finnish and Japanese latest VR/AR content

 

New opportunities from Finnish-Japanese collaboration in virtual reality and 360 video

Time: 1.6.2016 12.00 - 15.00

Place: Helsinki Think Company, Vuorikatu 5, Helsinki

Contact Tuomas Leisti if you would like to participate the event: tuomas.leisti@helsinki.fi

Virtual reality (VR) and 360 video technologies are advancing rapidly. The new technologies enable immersive and exciting experiences as well as completely new ways of creating contents. Although there are great opportunities, there are also challenges, which stem from technology, but are equally related to content creation and ergonomics aspects. Optimal viewer experience and avoidance of sickness symptoms are critically important for the success of VR technologies.

In this seminar we outline Finnish-Japanese VR and 360 video research program where our aim is to bring together experts from different disciplines to promote wide-spreading the best possible experience.

Speakers

1. Jukka Häkkinen from University of Helsinki

Jukka Häkkinen has a long experience of researching advanced display technologies both in academic and corporate environments. He will describe how vision science can be applied to the viewer experience research with VR and 360.


2. Takashi Kawai from Waseda University, Japan

In Japan the virtual reality and 360 video technologies are advancind rapidly. Professor Kawai is active in this area both as an academic researcher but also as an enterpreneur. He will describe his projects in the area and outline cooperation possibilities between Japanese companies and universities.

3. Vasheharan Kanesarajah from Thomson Reuters

4. Demonstration of Japanese latest 360 video contents

Psychology in University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki