Associate Professor John McGhee, Professor Tom Davis
Dr Andrew Lilja, Dr John Bailey, Mr Campbell Strong
This project will explore how design-led 3D virtual reality (VR) immersive techniques can be used to visualise the dynamics process within a cancer cell. The research also intends to conduct user testing of the VR content with students and scientific communities.
The goal of this research is to establish whether VR immersive data interaction provides benefits as an educational tool. We also intend to investigate whether 3D VR visualisations of laboratory data can facilitate and enhance the scientific discovery process. As part of this evaluation, we will be developing a VR platform to ‘share’ content. The goal is to connect VR 3D cellular data between multiple users and sites across the CBNS nodes simultaneously on a collaborative VR platform, to be termed the ‘VR Cell Arena System’.
The development of effective VR tools and immersive narratives for communication in education, about nanoparticle drug delivery, will allow a new type of aesthetic for the public to view and experience nanoparticle science in VR. This will lead to a better understanding of alternative modes to visualise nanostructures in both education and science discovery settings.
For more details on outcomes please contact the project leaders Associate Professor John McGhee