Psychological effects of Spaces in VR

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Taub Building - Computer Science Department

· Haifa

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We'll be at the Porch in the Taub Building (Computer Science) at the Technion

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In this meetup, a joint effort with the Technion Alumni Organization and the Computer Science Department, Avishag Shemesh will present her PhD research, which takes place in the Technion’s department of architecture and town planning. Her research examines the connection between human perception and architectural space. Using new virtual reality techniques, physiological sensors and data analysis methods, Avishag and her team created a novel approach of examining the impact of space over the user. Itzik Gold will share the process of building the virtual environment and creating VR experience, using 3d models, Unity3D engine, physiological sensors and the use of VR headset.

Gathering, Food and Networking: 19:30
Lecture: 20:00

About the speakers:
Avishag Shemesh, a licensed architect, graduated the Technion in 2010. She gained her experience in designing public buildings, residential buildings, neighborhoods, urban planning and more. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial design from the Technion. Early research results of her research were published in conference proceedings (CAADRIA 2015). A journal paper with early results was published (2016) in the Architectural Science Review Journal.

Itzik Gold is a tech entrepreneur and founder of XR-VISUAL. XR-VISUAL is creating interactive spaces in virtual reality for the home decor industry.
He has more than 15 years of leading and managing graphics and application development for Head-mounted displays (HMDs) in Elbit Systems.
He is experienced in a wide range of areas from complex systems in embedded real-time to virtual reality products.
Itzik holds a BSc in Mathematics & Computer Science from Haifa University.

Professor Yasha (Jacob) Grobman, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion
Professor Moshe Bar, Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University
Professor Gerry Leisman, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa
Professor Ronen Talmon, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion
Ori Kats, PhD student, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion
Tom Palny, PhD candidate, VISTA Lab, Faculty of Computer Science, Technion