Judith Gerlach visited the HCI and MTS chair

04 Aug 2020

Prof. Dr. Marc Erich Latoschik (left), Minister of State Judith Gerlach (MdL) (middle) and Prof. Dr. Carolin Wienrich (right) in the ViLeArn application.

On Tuesday, 4 August 2020, Bavarian Minister of State for Digital Affairs Judith Gerlach (MdL) visited the University of Würzburg. She was received by Prof. Dr. Marc Erich Latoschik and Prof. Dr. Carolin Wienrich. Mrs. Gerlach gained an overview of the current research at the chairs for Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Technology-Systems in the field of “Extended Reality”.

The presentation took place in a virtual environment, which was developed within the ViLeArn project by Florian Kern (M.Sc.) and Peter Kullmann (M.Sc.) in cooperation with Prof.in Dr. Silke Grafe. For this purpose she could enter a virtual world with the help of virtual reality glasses, in which she was embodied by an avatar. Prof. Latoschik and Prof.in Wienrich were embodied by photorealistic avatars, which were developed in the “Embodiment Labs” under the supervision of Andrea Bartl (M.Sc.).


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