Virtual Reality has turned the corner from being a mere laboratory novelty to become a valuable tool with practical applications in many fields. From best-selling VR guru Bill Sherman comes Developing Virtual Reality Applications - a comprehensive compendium that examines over 50 unique and foundational VR applications in Business, Science, Medicine, Education, Spatial Studies, Public Safety, and Entertainment industries. Each chapter contains one or more key applications that are explored in depth, as well as examples of these applications in their most recent form and the most current research being conducted. The book also cross-references techniques between different application areas, synthesizing the data into a coherent whole that describes overall VR trends and fundamental best practices. Such synergy gives you a hands-on guide for developing your own applications, and provides an enhanced, longitudinal view of VR development. By promoting mobility across disciplines, Developing Virtual Reality Applications becomes an indispensable one-stop reference for anyone working in this burgeoning field.
* Presents a wide variety of detailed application descriptions across ALL areas of industry, providing you with practical ideas for VR development in ANY area of interest!
* Cross references development techniques between different application areas, supplying you with fundamental best practices across disciplines!
* Includes an online and media-rich companion site with hours of footage from application demonstrations, which puts you in the middle of the action!
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Alan B. Craig currently does research and development in the Visualization and Virtual Environments group at the NCSA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to giving numerous presentations, Alan has authored papers and book chapters related to scientific visualization and virtual reality. Prior to his work in the Visualization and Virtual Environments Group, Alan was Manager of the NCSA Training Group, Manager of the NCSA Information Technology Group, and a member of the NCSA Scientific Visualization Group.
William R. Sherman is Interim Director of the Environmental Modeling and Visualization Lab at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada. Previously he lead the virtual reality effort at the National Center for Super- computing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has authored several book chapters and papers on the topics of scientific visualization and virtual reality and has taught a graduate-level course on VR at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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