ISU anatomy expert, CoE professors create digital models to train surgical students

Diana Peterson, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, envisions a 3D virtual reality program simulating human and animal anatomy to recreate the surgical experience. Two years ago, Peterson found the technology used to teach students about the inner workings of the human body surpassed what was used in veterinary … Continue reading ISU anatomy expert, CoE professors create digital models to train surgical students

Vance receives honorary doctorate

Judy Vance, Joseph C. And Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professor of Engineering, has received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, U.K. Heriot-Watt University has awarded Honorary Degrees every year since 1966, and has recognized more than 400 exceptional individuals for their outstanding achievement and distinction in spheres of activity that … Continue reading Vance receives honorary doctorate

Iowa State’s METaL lab develops multiple ways to experience virtual reality

Iowa State University doctoral students Leif Berg and Ryan Pavlik handed over a Wii Remote and a pair of 3-D glasses. A visitor to Iowa State’s newest virtual reality lab – METaL, the Multimodal Experience Testbed and Laboratory – took the tools and began walking the virtual floor of a factory. And there, to the … Continue reading Iowa State’s METaL lab develops multiple ways to experience virtual reality

Virtual reality company developed by Iowa State engineers wins Pappajohn prize

BodyViz, an Ames virtual reality company developed by Jim Oliver, director of Iowa States Virtual Reality Applications Center and professor of mechanical engineering, and Eliot Winer, associate director of the center and associate professor of mechanical engineering, has taken the top prize of $25,000 in the fourth annual John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition.