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Virtual reality technology developed at WSU enables virtual Olympics participation

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Can’t swing a plane ticket to PyeongChang on short notice? You might still be able to participate in the 2018 Olympics, virtually anyway. Immersive VR technology developed at WSU, and being used at this year’s winter Olympics, is set for a series of public demonstrations on […]

Student intern promotes virtual NFL experience in Europe

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University intern Blake Rowe recently was tasked with a unique challenge: Give a real-life demonstration of NFL football in the heart of England, where “football” can only mean one thing – soccer.

From Viewmaster to virtual reality

Today, engineering professor Sankar Jayaram laughs about that first presentation, but in 1994 he was just a new faculty member with a bold idea for using virtual reality to complete ergonomic studies in vehicle manufacturing. He discussed his idea with a representative of PACCAR, a multinational corporation known primarily as a manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks, […]