Welcome to the Bangor University partner website of project IVY - Interpreting in Virtual Reality (Lifelong Learning Programme 511862-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-KA3-KA3MP). Here we present our contributions to the project, mostly focused on Human Computer Interaction aspects. You can obtain more information on the project on the consortium website found in:

IVY Project Consortium Website

maintained by the project coordinator, University of Surrey. In our partner's section you can also find links to the rest of our consortium partners.

The purpose of IVY is to explore the usage of Virtual Reality in interpreting scenarios. The IVY Virtual Environment encompases a number of predefined interpreting scenes, where the participants/users can perform various interpreting tasks for educational and training purposes, as well as challenging simulation scenarios.

The IVY Virtual Environment attempts to offer a powerful tool for Interpreters by allowing scenario and dialogue customization, enhancement of sense of presence through the immersion in a virtual world an ultimately, a platform to examine the merits of Virtual Environments usage compared to other methods such as traditional face to face interviews, or video conferencing interviews.

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Project IVY SecondLife scenes

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IVY Consortium Partners

Consortium Website

Project Coordinator

Consortium Members

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The Bangor University team

Panagiotis Ritsos

Panagiotis Ritsos Panagiotis Ritsos has a PhD from the University of Essex, on Augmented Reality and Wearable Computing. His interests include virtual and augmented reality as well as the assessment of user experience and sense of presence in immersive environments.

Robert Gittins

Robert Gittins Robert Gittins is a Knowledege Exploitation Manager at RIVIC, The One Wales Research Institute of Visual Computing, a collaborative amalgamation of visual computing research programmes between the computer science departments of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities.

Jonathan C. Roberts

Jonathan Roberts Jonathan C. Roberts' principal research interests lie in the field of Visualization. He is particularly interested in exploratory visualization and non-visual visualization (using haptics and sound to present data). He is also interested in visualization reference models, visualization in Virtual Environments, web-based visualization, virtual reality and computer graphics.

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