Physiology VR Lecture Masterclass (PHSI3011) – 14/8/2019

Part1 – VR tour by the Vice Chancellor and Dean of Science – 1/8/2019

Part2 – VR tour by the Vice Chancellor and Dean of Science – 1/8/2019

~150 International Science School students (in 6 groups) try ‘real’ VR (x30)

An 8-year-old chooses ‘best heart model’ for René Favaloro ‘day’ (speed x5)

Vet Hospital built by 3 vet students in a few hours!

VR applications in Veterinary Science

Chemistry 2

Chemistry 1

VR Procedural Distraction

Dental X-ray

PPE Doffing 1

Adapted from Dass S, Barnieu J, Cummings P, Cid V. A Cognitive Task Analysis for an Emergency

Management Serious Game. Interserv Ind Train Simul Educ Conf. 2016 Nov-Dec;2016. pii: 16244.

Single Room Westmead


Model ‘Muren Zeedijk’ from Daan Claessen – 3D Visualisation artist – Gemeente Utrecht


Model from ‘Skara Brae, Orkney. House 8’ – Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark



Ai Mocap

Ski ‘run’

Ski Ooops



Aircraft model from Steve Grice – NewsCorp SA, Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Division




Happy New Year 2018-19


Particle Repositioning for BPPV

Innovation Centre 10min Build Speed x5

Bloodstream Nano Robot


CERN CMS with data adapted from Tom McCauley’s CMSVRCardboard

Bee Avatar


Westmead Smoke

Westmead Fire

Westmead Heliport

HENNIG Vertigo-Symposium, Leipzig Germany 15 September 2018

USyd Innovation Week 2018 ‘live coding’ demo:
90 minutes to build 8 worlds by 7 collaborators in 3 countries. 01 August 2018

Sydney Science Forum 06 June 2018

NSW Health Innovation Symposium 27 October 2017

SLHD Innovation Symposium 23 June 2017

We have prepared a series of “mixed reality” videos to showcase our research and development around Virtual Reality.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Using fine surgical instruments

Assisted Living

Interactive house design for mobility chair users

Paris Tricycle

Tricycle ride around Paris for navigation and spatial awareness

Military Checkpoint Inspection

Military checkpoint with an undercarriage inspection mirror for IEDs

Desert Mine Clearance

Desert mine clearance task using a virtual metal detector

Cliff Winch

Cable winch up cliff with vertical treadmill (vertigo, rescue and high wire access training)


Casino with environmental sights and sounds (problem gambling)

Supermarket Aisle

Supermarket aisle with products and shipping trolley (marketing, consumerism)

Temporal Bone Walkthrough

Walk through reconstruction of the inner ear temporal bone (data visualisation, surgery)

Harbour Bridge Climb

Crossing a beam between arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (vertigo, phobias)


Hospital ward, ICU, surgical theatre, MRI suite, pharmacy, meeting room, offices (training, architecture)

Optokinetic Perturbing Stimulus

Optokinetic perturbing stimulus (rotating dot cloud) (posturography, rehabilitation)

Visual Perturbation

Realistic perturbing stimulus – world moves with unpredictable 3-axis sum of sines

VOR Gain Modification: Balloon target task

VOR gain modification – balloon target task (vestibular rehabilitation)

VOR Gain Modification: Saccade biofeedback

VOR gain modification – saccade biofeedback during head movement (vestibular rehabilitation)

Subjective Visual Vertical: “Curator”

Curator “straighten the painting” task (diagnosis of otolith dysfunction, spatial orientation)

Bicycle Ride

Bicycle ride with additional cues like wind (fan) etc. (VR ‘presence’)